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  • Day41

    Karumba Outback of the Sea

    June 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Karumba 6/7/8 May
    Three relaxing days in Karumba at Sunset Caravan Park - apparently we have chosen the most expensive one, but it is right next to the boat ramp, and everything is clean and the kids have spent many hours in the pool. Rob had a thong emergency, and had to go shopping.
    We have hit grey nomad city, though, and our dusty, canvas home well and truly stands out in a street of sparkly clean 4x4s and even sparklier clean houses on wheels! Some of the setups are mind blowing, but I do wonder sometimes how the senior citizens can drive such monsters around safely. (Apologies to all the grey nomads I know, excluding my parents, as they are adamant they are not yet in this demographic.)
    Karumba is known for its amazing sunsets out over the Gulf of Carpentaria and we weren't disappointed. We created our own "Sunset Cruise", taking the tinny out late in the afternoon, lazily putted around the bay, caught a couple of nice bream and a grunter, then settled in to watch the sun set over the horizon.
    Imagine us sailing off into the sunset, then turn us around and have us sailing away from the sunset back to shore. Then imagine our delight when a pod of dolphins joined us on the journey back in. Magic.
    Our second sunset was from the shore, with a bottle of wine, our fish, a generous serving of hot chips and Rob's special treat - local fresh mud crab. I had heard a lot about northern Queensland mud crabs and I normally love crab (more than crayfish), so I was excited.
    The crab came live, huge claws tied with bailing twine. Accompanying it were written instructions on how to prepare and cook it, and the 2 required measured portions of salt. Despite following the cooking instructions to the T, I was sadly underwhelmed. The others didn't seem to mind it, and it was a great experience regardless.
    Our few days have been great, no reason to steer away from Karumba - Outback by the Sea.
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  • Day43

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Week

    June 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    On Friday morning we went to the rodeo and saw the campdraft. In the campdraft you need to chase a cow around an obstacle course on your horse.
    Then we drove to a place called Gregory Downs and we stayed 3 nights there.
    On the first day there we didn't do much then on Saturday we went to Lawn Hill National Park and went on a bush walk along the side of Lawn Hill Gorge River which was a cool turquoise colour.
    On the way back we decided to go for a swim which was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was really good because there was multiple waterfalls and there were lots of cool fish. We also jumped off the platform.
    On Sunday we went up to a swing someone had made and we swung off it then floated down the Gregory River on our boogie boards. My favourite bit about that was when we went in a rainforest bit that you can't see from the camp site. I also liked the really fast rapids just before our campsite.
    That evening we lit a fire and stuffed ourselves full with peanuts.
    The next day we were headed for a place in the Northern Territory called Frewena. That afternoon we went to Devils Marbles which was another thing that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because we could climb on them and the sunset over them was awesome!
    On Tuesday we arrived in Alice Springs and when we set up the tent we went in the pool. I mean in the four pools the first pool is heated but only 50cm deep 2 of the others are the size of normal pools except they're heated as well and the fourth pool is freezing except at the bottom of a giant water slide. There was also a bouncy pillow and a few playgrounds which Erin and I played on all of them the three days we were there.
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  • Day40


    June 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    The next day we drove to Karumba. At Karumba we stayed at a caravan park.
    That day we went out in the boat in the afternoon. I caught a Grunter Bream, we also caught two Bream. We stayed out in the boat to see the sunset. The sunset was a very orange colour and when you looked all around the whole sky was orange.
    On the way back to to shore we saw a pod of dolphins, they came right up to the boat.
    The next day we got up early to go fishing, but didn't have much luck. It wasn't very pleasant out on the water so we didn't stay out too long.
    The rest of the day we just spent relaxing. For tea we had the fish we caught and chips, we also bought a Mud Crab that we had to use a rock to crack.
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  • Day354

    Karumba Hotel

    July 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    Arrived in Karumba to surprise Aunty Beryl & Uncle Pete and while driving up to the caravan park, we were amazed at the amount of Brolgas just wondering around the roads. Just taking their time. As we pulled up to our site, we got the usual onlookers to see who was arriving and how good they can park their van. Well there they stood watching and as we hung our heads out the window, the response was "you two bloody buggers, what are you doing here?" Might I add that the park staff were most helpful in improving our reversing skills. We stayed for 6 nights and enjoyed the highlights of the Park entertainment, from Bingo to Singalongs, Park cook-ups of the local fish of course, (free for all) we went to the School fete and the Karumba market, which was outside the local pub. Now that looked interesting with it's shady trees and outdoor beer garden. We decided to return later for a meal and watch the sunset. Picked up a bargain on a clothing clearance. They had the usual nuts, socks, bric a brac, wood turned items and fishing gear. Well there was no need for us to buy fishing gear. We often get asked if we like to fish but our reply is, "We both have a fishing rod, which we take on holidays, everywhere we go. Never been used." Not sure they will make it on our next trip.
    We returned later in anticipation of the sunset. You know how you have a vision in head of how it's going to be. It was well worth the effort. The colors from golden yellows to deep reds and crimsons showing through the clouds changing patterns as they drifted into the night. It was spectacular and the food and wine was good.
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Karumba, KRB, Карумба

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