Travelled via Normanton and the east. Interesting trip across the gulf country and then into gravelly ridges. All the wattle and grevillias are in flower. Plenty of wildlife and great birdlife. Stopped for lunch at Croydon (old gold mine area). Will stay for longer next time as there is a fair bit of history with the mining.
On to Georgetown which is half way across the cape to Mareeba. Roads got a bit narrower but there is heaps of work being done. Good to see all the taxpayers providing better facilities for the grey nomads. Photo is of a Cornish constructed chimney for gold processing. Look up Cumberland Chimney Georgetown for the full story. There is old machinery and a beautiful lagoon at the site. Tempted to camp but too close to the highway.
On towards Innot Springs tomorrow for a good soak in the hot springs.