Day 21: Fri 18 July 2014: Karumba to Burke and Wills Roadhouse
Four Ways, Queensland
We packed up pretty quickly this time - practice is showing is benefit. The road to Burke and Wills is called the Burke Development Road and it's a bit patchy. Quite a few stretches of road works. We had to stop a few times. But otherwise the drive was fine. We have been listening to, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" audiobook borrowed from the Brisbane Library and we heard the end of it today. Everyone really enjoyed it and asked if we could do Tom Sawyer next.
Lunch at Normanton. Hot today.
Burke and Wills Roadhouse is a very isolated and lonely kind of place - diesel bowsers and dust. The staff appear to all be backpackers. The dinner we had at the roadhouse was great fun with both C & J in fine comic form. The food was typical country - lots of meat and lots of food. A "Great Northern Brewing Co" beer went down a treat.
The caravan park was below par. We had power which was good but the sites are just dust, are not marked, no water to the van and the amenities mediocre. A number of blokes from the road works are staying in dongas. All the caravaners are GNs.
We did have lots of fun feeding a large flock of extremely friendly birds I think are Apostle birds. They came within inches of us to eat crushed up corn flakes.
Picture: Amanda spotted this sign - Not very reassuring.