Animal - Pearl Jam

An early morning start at Hell's Gate saw us away by 8.09am.
After overshooting the turn off to Doomadgee we perused the streets looking for a general store. Croc's wing dings purchased from the roadside service station proved to be the only sustenance available. As with Borroloola this town seems to have improved markedly since our last visit but still has some way to go before being a contender for a tidy town.
A brief stop at Burketown to refuel and we were underway again.
Continuing on we crossed several rivers before halting at Leichardt Falls for lunch of corn beef and red pepper relish pita pockets.
We participated in a history lesson along the road at the Burke and Wills Camp 119. It was from here that they struck out to the gulf and failed. There are a number of blaze trees marking their journey.
The remainder of the drive to Normanton was over reasonably good roads with some large dips to keep the drivers on their toes.
Once we hit sealed roads we aired up and said goodbye to the dust. Windows down until we head to the Cape now.
95 year old Jack was a highlight at the Purple Pub, traveling the country by train and coach from Newcastle, NSW and was still enjoying a cold beer. After some souvenir purchases we made the final run into Karumba.
Karumba is nomad Mecca. We are in one of three caravan parks and this park has 200 sites and we have one of the final spaces.
After setting up camp we visited one of Croc and Scottie's old haunts, the Animal Bar. Despite the ambitious renaming to the Suave Bar the decor and clientele reflect its original name. Based on this we moved on to enjoy the sunset elsewhere.
We watched the sunset at the aptly named Sunset Tavern. We were last here in 2005 and it is still a wonderful place to visit.
Tomorrow is our penultimate day as we strike out towards Cairns.