Our journey towards the Northern Territory.

Spent a night at Cardwell with great mates Mandy & Raymond, while there, the Battle of the Coral Sea Commemorative ceremony took place, every year on the 1st Sunday of May they march down Coral Sea Drive followed by a ceremony at the Memorial Park. It was wonderful to watch, people living along this road hang Australians flags in their front yard & off their balconies.

Camped up at Porcupine Gorge National Park for the night (you have to book online these days to stay the night at NP – but well worth it). We had a great camp, went for a walk down into the gorge & had a quick paddle, once your shoulders were under it was lovely…..

Next day drove through Mt.Isa although we did stop for some supplies, we camped up about 60klms east of Camooweal for the night, crossed the QLD/NT border next morning & called into Avon Downs rest stop & made some breakfast – very yum. The flowering lemon scented gums lined the Barkly & Stuart Highways – they were beautiful, we stayed at the Devils Marbles Hotel with more great mates, Sonja & Barry from Tasmania, we were very luck to catch up with them & enjoyed a lovely dinner & lotx of chatting.

The next day was our last day of travelling for a while, we actually had a few showers of rain which managed to settle the dust, we turned down the Tanami Highway (20klms north of Alice Springs) to Amburla Station – our home for the next……….months.

The Battle of the Coral Sea marchpast.
This critter was munching on a plant of Mandys, quite a pretty fellow.
Yea – we on our way to the NT.
Going over the range from Innisfail to Milla Milla came across this charming waterfall.
Looking back over the range – the fog was amazing.
Great camp (#22) in the National Park – Porcupine Gorge.
A nice 1.2klm walk down hill then returned uphill to camp.
The morning sun.
Not far out of Mt. Isa
Lemon scented gum, so many along the Stuart Highway – full of flowers
Devils Marbles
Cute little place – was originally known as the Wauchope Hotel
Barrow Creek
Just another windmill opposite Barrow Creek….
We are in the NT – Taylors Creek rest stop – luv the windmillls

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