The Explorers Highway brings lots of character to our road trip with the quaint little town of Larrimah and its pink coloured townsite, yep everything is painted bright pink and once again the Aussie humor is think and fast, there is a lady in town famous for her Pies and the pub is a site. A free zoo with birds of every nature, he has been collecting them for over 30 years and a croc and snakes. The bar is the tallest in Australia and makes you feel like you are a little kid in the a lolly shop when talking to the barman. This was a place you just have to have a beer and it was just past midday so good enough for us, we also shared a pie that the young french cook made and it was a pretty good.
As we were getting back into the car I noticed a bush that looked like it had cotton wool balls growing on it and it did, first time I have seen a really cotton bush, quite beautiful.
Next down the road was Daly Waters and again another Aussie icon place with only 12 people registered in town. The pub for those have been there has every wall, in fact anywhere where this is space is draped with a collection of items, from drivers licenses, badges, bras, undies, caps, money, tshirts, you name it is there. In fact the whole place is a source of entertainment. A beer off the wood here is a must. The place was constantly busy with visitors.
We book for the famous Barra and Beef dinner and it is cooked in 1/2 slots we were booked in for 7pm and they call out your name when it is ready, happy hour, free entertainment and a blazing fire keeps you amused whilst waiting for your dinner.
It was great as we didnt have to unhitch the van in the carpark/caravan park and power was provided if needed, no water pressure to use on the van but fill up as much as you need before you go.
Heading off we leave the Explorers highway and head into Cape Crawford.
Check out the photos as they are very colourful.
Alida and Mal
from the great outdoors