A Snow Birds Paradise

Leichardt falls (east of Burketown on the Savannah hwy). Don't tell, I was too hot and dust to avoid swimming in this potentially croc infested pool

Leichardt falls (east of Burketown on the Savannah hwy). Don’t tell, I was too hot and dust to avoid swimming in this potentially croc infested pool

The roads are full of retired couples driving Caravans. The outskirts of Aboriginal communities are littered with beer cans and drunk individuals. The day begins and ends with waves of birds, kangaroo and bandicoots, and I watch as the moon begins again. The scenery is slowly changing from Savannah to tropical as I make my way east to the coast. My body aches from the hard days of riding and I look forward to a few days off as I get closer to Cairns.

Karumba. A 70 km ride to Australia's Gulf. This was probably the first part of the continent reached by Europeans in the early 1600's. The place was a "Snow Birder's Paradise" and was full of affluent white Caravan retires. I left without camping the night

Karumba. A 70 km ride to Australia’s Gulf. This was probably the first part of the continent reached by Europeans in the early 1600’s. The place was a “Snow Birder’s Paradise” and was full of affluent white Caravan retires. I left without camping the night

6 thoughts on “A Snow Birds Paradise

  1. Julian Thanks for these posts. if I ever travel, I think I’ll skip Austrailia and head straight to New Zealand. Trouble is I may never come back if I find Rivendale. PS Forward, never straight.
    Carla

    • Hey Carla!! Good to hear from you! I do think you would like it over here although Rivendell is always the most desired. I also hear that Tasmania is quite nice in the right time of year. Alexis tells me that you guys are renting a cabin in Shaver this year? Lets see if we can all get together!! I will be down!! Maybe Jay and Robin can come too!!

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