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Jul 19, 2010 - Mount Surprise

Thurs, 15th July. Now Thursday and are still out of range of Optus signal. Will write up my blog and post it when we are able to do so. On Tuesday we left Gilbert’s c/p at Cloncurry by 8am just ahead of several others on the way to the Gulf. After a few hours on a very good road with little traffic we reached the Burke & Will Roadhouse to stretch our legs and have a look at the outpost. The Roadhouse can be used as a stopover to break the journey to Karumba into two days but the conditions today were brilliant and we didn’t have to do...

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Maurice_Betty

Jul 11, 2010 - to the gulf

hi folks, we had a good rest at longreach. it was good to recharge our batteries. we have done some miles now. we are in the gulf. we went from longreach to winton. there was a outdoor opal market. it was really intresting. didn't buy any but there was some beauties there. on from there to a free stop north of mckinlay. poor bronson has got the sorest paws. he doesn't want to walk anywhere. he liked the free stop because it had soft ground. we moved on from thereto cloncurry. i thought the town would be large but it was only small. we...

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Jul 8, 2010 - Karumba

We really enjoyed our stay at Karumba. The day we arrived we hadn’t even set up camp and a man walked over to us and asked if Pete liked fishing, he said yes and within half an hour Pete was out fishing in a boat. How lucky was that. He went fishing every day except for the last one, he caught fish and I just relaxed, relaxed and did some more relaxing. I played Bingo at a neighbouring caravan park and won two games and thought they were going to run me out of town. I was worried about winning a third game. They take their Bingo pretty...

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Jun 28, 2010 - Karumba

To end our outback experience we ventured to Karumba to view the sunset over the ocean and have dinner at the Sunset Tavern. Karumba is officially known as the outback by the sea. The food at the Tavern was exceptionally good, especially the barramundi and Trevor at last had his Georgetown bangers and mash, which Trevor had been hanging out for. If you are not into fishing don’t go to Karumba as there is nothing else there to do, you can’t even go swimming in the sea as there is a good chance you will have crocs as company. The sunset was...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Karumba

Karumba…. What can I say about Karumba? If you don’t like fishing don’t bother coming…. Hasn’t changed much since we were last here, packed into the van parks like the proverbial sardines with presumably the same scenario each morning “HEY GEORGE HAVE YOU PUT THE MOTOR ON? Clang bang thump, Right George I’ll throw the anchor in to….” All at full volume at approx 0400… We stayed only to view the sunset and end our outback experience with a meal at the Sunset Tavern, then drove back into Normanton for a quenching ale at the Purple Pub…

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Watsons on the road

Aug 24, 2009 - Day 34 – Kurumba point - Kurumba style

This update will be done in true Karumba style – laid back! - Got up went to feed big fish (Barramundi Discovery centre) - Lunch – More prawns @ $12 a kilo - Lazy afternoon in pool - Sunset cruise on the gulf with (more) prawns, wine and nibbles supplied. - Saw a croc and a stunning sunset - Sat out under the stars until time to fall asleep This place is 5-600kms from civilisation but it’s really worth getting here. The boat crew tonight had moved from Merimbula on the NSW south coast because it had become “too developed” and Karumba felt...

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Aug 23, 2009 - Day 33 – Normanton to Karumba – Aye Karumba!!!

Before leaving, whenever I told people what we were planning, there was one common story people would regularly tell me. They had a friend / family / Auntie seven times removed/ Parish Priest who started the trip, got to and never came back. They just found a place they loved and set up camp permanently We think we have found our town in Karumba Point. Situated right where the Norman River meets the Gulf of Carpentaria, it feels like Culburra except with warmer weather, better seafood and Brolgas walking down the main...

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May 25, 2007 - Cloncurry to Normanton Queensland 30 April to 3 May 2007.

Sylvia's comments. Having decided that Jeff and I did not really want to visit Cloncurry yesterday we now found ourselves back here until Wednesday morning. Perhaps we should have consulted the motor home as it did want to visit Cloncurry. Having spoken to the tyre people we were informed they would have to order a new tyre and it would not arrive until Wednesday am, so we booked into the campsite next door. It was a first for us booking into a site at 9.30am rather than our usual 4pm; this is the time we are usually leaving sites. The...

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Sep 7, 2006 - Kuramba ( en Francais maintenant)

(Version francaise) Petit conduite de normanton a karumba ( juste 70 kms... un pet de mouche quoi!), l'une des seules villes permettant de voir la cote ouest de la peninsule du cap york et le gold de Carpenteria. Karumba est aussi la mecque de la peche sportive dans le queensland!!! Ici le Barramundi ( gros carnassier vivant dans l'ocean et les estuaires atteignant plus de 1m20!) est le roi, il est suivi de pres par les crocodiles... petite brasse interdite!!! Lorsqu'on arrive le parking de la ramp d'acces au bateau est pleine! plus de 60...

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Jun 18, 2006 - Karumba - Gulf of Carpentaria

KM:8800 We head off early the next morning in search of the gulf of Carpentaria, and arrived in Normanton after about 3 hours. We had been informed this was place to pick up supplies and move on asap. We could see why! 70km further on and we hit the coastal town Karrumba - pensioners paradise. This town is the Mecca of the grey army. Literally hundreds of caravans, with every second 4WD having a boat on top. One thing about Karrumba- if you don't fish - don't come.(Probably explained why some of the grandmas who sat at home in the caravan...

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