Day 99 to 101 18/8 – 20/8 Borroloola/Daly Waters

Spent Friday at Borroloola looking around. Apparently the Barramundi aren’t biting at the moment. Water is not warm enough yet. Had a look at the weir above town where they catch some big fish. All I saw was cat-fish. Then went for a drive to Bing Bong where the loading facility for Macarthur River mine is. Ore is transported by road on Quad trailers to Bing Bong & is then put on a barge which goes out to ship which is moored out to sea.

Then went & had a look at King Ash Bay which is leased by the Fishing Club. Lots of campers, boats & you can even hire a houseboat on the river. We think it was set up as an enclave outside of the Aboriginal lands so you can get a drink. Dirt road is so bad on way in that the road goes outside of the road signs!

Left Borroloola on Saturday & drove 300km to spend the night at Daly Waters Pub. Lots of tourists having a drink. Claim to fame is you need to leave a bra hanging above the bar. Apparently they didn’t need a 34AAA so Ulrika missed out on leaving one.

This is how Billy travels in the back seat. The height of luxury.2017 20 Aug_2177

We are at Bitter Springs (80km south of Katherine) for  4 nights. Went for a quick dip in the springs which are 300m down the road. Water is crystal clear & warm. Plan is to spend lots of time here.

One thought on “Day 99 to 101 18/8 – 20/8 Borroloola/Daly Waters”

  1. Hi Pete

    Looks like you’re having a great trip. Club stableford challenge at Arundel on 29 Aug you can fly back for. All going well here. Have fun and keep the posts coming.

    Neil

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