Australia
Roebuck Roadhouse

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  • Day248

    Cable Beach Camel Ride

    July 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Camelus dromedaries-Dromedary Camel. Life Span , Domestic camels. 40/50 yrs. Wild Camels. 30yrs. Weight of a Bull Camel between 800-1000kg. Cow camel 600-800kg. Height of a fully grown adult camel stands at 1.85m / 6 feet at the shoulder & 2.15 / 7 feet at the hump . Strength of a working camel can comfortably carry half their own body weight for 6-8 hrs a day. A bull camel in Australia was witnessed to lift 885 kgs. A normal ‘amble speed’ for a walking camel is 5 kph. Racing camels can gallop at approx 25 kph. Camels feet have broad, flat, leathery pads with 2 toes on each foot. When walking , the camel moves both feet on one side of its body , then both feet on the other side. Contrary to popular belief, a camel does not store water in its hump. It is a fact a mound of fatty tissue from which the animal draws energy when food is hard to find. Camels need very little water if their regular diet contains good , moisture - rich pasture. On average they consume 20-30 litres per day in the domestic environment . A severely dehydrated camel can drink 100 litres of water in 10 minutes . They also need very little sleep only around 3-4 hrs a day. Camels of Australia eat 82% of the plants available to them in the wild. Domestically kept camels, like these, are fed a diet of oaten hay & lucerne.Read more

  • Day248

    Morning Camel Ride,

    July 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Amazing morning on cable beach, so glad we did it. Wongo is sometimes the leader of the train, he enjoys his strolls along the beach .

  • Day45

    The Gateway to Broome

    August 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    With the wind still behind us, we made good time and arrived at our new home for the next 3 days. A large camp, consisting of blocks of red dirt. Hot and windy too. No power, only water.
    We had lunch and headed off to Broome. The Information center was of little help, but we wandered round the town. However, being a country town, the shops all close at 2pm on a Saturday. We called into the Roebuck Bay Hotel, and it wasn't until Ian pointed it out that I realised that several of the barmaids were dressed only in skimpy bra and knickers.
    There was a campfire at 5.30 back at base, with happy hour. Luke was cooking his sausages, and Dan lit the fire. Luke showed me a video of his friends caravan exploding and burning all the family's possessions. An electrical fault apparently. Luke was travelling, and picking up manual jobs as he went. Another guy came over with his dog Spot. He introduced himself as being from the thick country!!! Apparently this means thick scrub. His dog was a Pig dog, that hunted wild pigs. Never seen anything like it! Seemed a little bit like Hillbilly stuff.
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