JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Karumba & Normanton

We have been to Karumba quite a few times, after all we lived just a "stones throw" away, and every single time we visit we look forward to the next.  Karumba was a sleepy little fishing village until the mining boom and live cattle export gave it no choice but to expand.  Fortunately though, Karumba Point has retained it's original atmosphere.
We checked into the Karumba Point Caravan Park that is a well appointed park with plenty of shade and a small pool to cool you down on a hot summers day.  The pool can become quite packed but still enjoyable.
We only had one night in Karumba but our friends stayed for two nights.  Our first night was, of course, a walk to the Sunset Tavern to watch the sunset.  This is a tradition that has to be followed when you visit.  After the sunsets it is worth the stop at Ash's for their world famous fish and chips.  Our friends decided on this but we had plenty of food to cook on the bbq.  As it turned out we had cooked, eaten and cleaned up the bbq before our friends returned.  It had taken them well over an hour to be served!  Not a good recommendation.
The next day, after we had packed down the camper, we headed back to Normanton for a bit of a look around.  This is another place the we had driven through but never actually stopped to look around.  This time we did and very pleased we did.  The town has had somewhat of a re-vamp and everything old seems to be new again or perhaps it was my imagination.
The day ended for us at our old next door neighbours place - Land End Station.  It was great to catch up on all their news and to enjoy a lovely meal.

Bailey being my sunset model

We stopped outside Normanton to photograph the lovely water lillies

Krys the Savannah King!  What a giant!

Our campsite at Karumba

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