his incredible Gulf country continued to surprise us and Gregory was no exception. It is an amazing place of dry, dusty, cracked earth devoid of water and food for the many creatures that live off this land… but when we descended into the rocky river bed of the Gregory River there was nothing but a tropical oasis of Pandanus and River Gums.
Please don’t go away…
We have been in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia, harsh and full of surprises and it has been just one epic adventure after another.
There are so many incredible stories to come over the next couple of months… but we have just been so busy enjoying ourselves I have unfortunatley neglected my blogs!
As evening fell everything quietened down and a chilly breeze rose causing us to huddled around the comforting warmth of our blazing campfire then as the nocturnal fauna slowly awakened, we snuggled down in our rooftop tent with our dog-eared books to read and listen to the soothing sound of the waterfall and dream away the night under a sky full of stars.
The Burke Development Road is an isolated section of road with nothing but properties, no campgrounds or camping, no toilets and no shops or fuel… just 560-kilometres of bulldust, corrugations and magnificent Cape York scenery.
We felt privileged to follow in the footsteps of ghosts of the past who forged their way over this rugged land… miners in search of gold, wearily wheeling their barrows full of their worldly possessions and Cameleers who trudged behind their camel teams.
The greatest part of our Aussie Outback adventure is the amazing sights along the way… so strap yourself in and come travel with us – the road ahead is packed full of suprises…