Waltzing Matilda - Mt Isa to Normanton
Trip Start Feb 20, 2010
60Trip End May 28, 2010
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Normanton Caravan Park
Again we left at sunrise to try and beat the heat – the only problem with this is that as we were heading directly east, the sun was in our eyes all the way to Cloncurry. We had a quick roadside break about 60km out of Mt Isa to meet up with a couple that we had met in Broome then, after a fuel stop at Cloncurry, we turned onto the Matilda Highway. The roads up to now had been quite good, but I guess that couldn't last forever…
We arrived at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse at lunchtime, had a look around at their camp ground and decided that a rest area would be better
We decided to rest for an hour or two and then keep going to Normanton (another 110km) – hopefully it would cool off a bit, there were quite a few clouds promising shade or even maybe some rain. We arrived at Normanton at about 4.30pm, set up and went for a swim to cool down. The mozzies were so bad that they were biting us on the head while we were in the pool. We went to bed early because the mozzies were so bad that nothing would keep them away. It was soooo still and soooo hot that we hardly slept at all.