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Trawler in port at Karumba

Wreck on Norman River

Crocodile on Noman River -just a few metres from downtown Karumba!

Sunset from sunset cruise

More sunset from cruise


Took Ruby and Chilli for a walk into Karumba town this morning along 3.9 k walking pathway the council have built between Karumba Point and Karumba town. The path is through tidal flats and scrubland with lots of bird life and occasional wallaby. At times there is also potential for crocodiles! The council have lots of information boards about the history of Karumba, so a very informative walk. There was also a prawn trawler in dock, so that bought back a few memories.

After a drink and something to eat in the town, we did the walk back to the caravan. It was then time for lunch and a bit of a rest! Thankfully the day was a bit cooler and overcast as it would have been a pretty hot walk otherwise.

At 4pm we drove back into town to board our sunset ferry boat ride. They also provided some commentary about structures, etc on the bank (2 more prawn trawlers had docked since the morning). Karumba is a port for live cattle export and in the past was used to secretly export uranium from Mary Kathleen mine when others ports in Townsville, Brisbane etc were being blockaded to prevent export. We even saw a few crocodiles on the banks- one quite large one! Sunset was watched with wine in hand and nibblies of cheeses and biscuits and of course some prawns (banana prawns as they are still in season).

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