“For hundreds of miles it ran through poor scrubby country that taxed the ingenuity of the most experienced drovers; it will never be known how many died of thrust drink and disease, how many were murdered speared or committed suicide” (Quote taken from the Borroloola Museum).
I am 1,500 km from Darwin in a little town called Burketown in the state of Queensland. The last 7 days have been spent cycling an extremely remote 500 km dirt road through cattle country, crossing creeks, camping in the bush and fighting off hoards of Buffalo flies. Add a daily 20 km headwind to the above and you get some difficult days in the saddle. The road has taken me through several Aboriginal settlements and I have gotten an interesting perspective of their life.
I continue on and will write more when I find proper internet. Hope all is well!!
janet and robert
You are a true warrior Julian. May you be safe and protected. And may you never meet a crocodile on your path.