Came to Burketown for a couple of days & we have stayed 5 nights. Good place to relax & chill. Not much going on, lives off cattle stations & fishing tourism. Only problem is there are very few fish around. The locals cannot even catch any. We were going to go on a fishing charter but the $500k charter boat is owned by the local Aboriginal coop & they have not got a skipper for it. ???
Went for drive to Leichardt Falls (around 70km away). Plenty of water in river but falls weren’t flowing.
On the way is a Bore that was drilled in 1897, unfortunately the water has so much salt in it it is no good for anything. It has run uncontrolled for many years & the salt build up has given it its colour.
Lots of birds around
No fences along the road. Wouldn’t want to run into this fella.
Lots of pretty plants around on the salt flats
Tried a new delicacy at the pub. Peanuts boiled in saltwater. Different!
Weather has been great 28-30 degrees.
Heading to Mt Isa tomorrow morning.