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The last 700 km seemed quite relaxed compared to the marathon the day before. We even had chance to stop for lunch at a cafe in Townsville about half way to Cairns. Once there we celebrated by getting some rest, watching films, cyclone warnings and eating takeaway pizza.The motel was a good one and reasonably priced.
You could really …
Up around 9am, lovely and cool in the room due to the air con!!! We gathered our things and left room 16 and headed to reception to check out, we received our 10 dollar key deposit back and waited for the courtesy bus to take us into the city. We jumped on the bus around half 10 and got out in the city, we got our bearings and made our way along Shields St. towards Terminus St. where we found our ...
... one lane and then be back to two lanes again for another 20km then back and forth. Along the way we came across a bunch of wallabies in the grass and then after turning onto another highway (one with two lanes the whole time) we came across a massive lizard (which we think was in the Monitor Lizard family) crossing the road. We stopped on a side road in a small town along the highway to sleep for the night.
Outback Road Trip Day 10:
... said no entrance but I pretended not to see it. Out back we met a mate named Doug and he said it is boggy but you can to up to the fence. I was jumping up and down like a wallaby as they came near to me. Wow. If I could visit them daily it wouldn't be often enough. They are so cute! I got some great pictures.
We dropped our bags at the hotel and headed south for ...
... Track Facts:
Labour: 1,500 men majority were of
Irish and Italian descent
Distance: 37 kms of train track
Ascent: 327 metres above sea level
Engineering and earthwork: removal of
2.3 million cubic metres of earth, 106 cuttings, 15 hand carved
tunnels (1,746 m in lenght), 55 bridges (244 m of steel bridge spans
and 1,894 m of bridges), 98 curves