Bye, bye Amburla Station. NT

WOW! we have been at Amburla for just over 3 months, we drove out for the last time on Saturday 5th August, the new couple that was overtaking from us arrived early, Friday 4th, so off we went. We decided to go down the Sandover Highway which is a dirt/gravel road (not far off Stuart Hwy going east towards Mt Isa), the road is quite good really, we spent 2 nights camping out along the way & arrived at Camooweal Monday mid-morning. Our plan was to park the camper up & drive to Cairns, spend some time with good mates Pauline & Peter, then down to Cardwell more good mates Mandy & Raymond then to El Airsh( Peter’s nephews place) to collect the boat & drive back to Camooweal BUT once we got there & were in phone service area we had a few messages – Cairns was in lockdown & our new prospective boss on the Tiwi Islands was worried we might not get back into the Northern Territory – we changed our plans slightly, booked camper into c/park for few nights then headed east, we kept driving til 0200hrs & swagged it for 4 hours just north of Townsville, then drive to El Arish & collected boat, swagged it again at 0100hrs just west of Mt Isa, got up early drove across border(no problems with border passes) & booked boat into Barkly homestead for 2 nights then drove back to Camooweal collected camper back across the QLD/NT & pulled up at a free camp just on dark to camp for the night.

The Sandover Hwy & there was traffic….
Christmas bush also known as winter cassia
Our camp 1st night
some people have a good life
Bit of red soil around
this could be a Desert princesplume
Still on the Sandove Hwy.
Getting closer to QLD
Yea!, we at the border near Lake Nash Station
Quite a few cattle around the water & not a lot of feed for them.
Camp 2nd night
Sun going down.
Some beautiful colours.
On the road again.
Had to stop to get a pic of these beauties
Entering the Northern Territory
Some amazing colours very late afternoon.
Yea! we made it, boat & camper in the NT although still have a few klms to travel.
Relaxation, arrived at free camp just before dark.

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