Day 15 – Cloncurry – Cairns

We left Cloncurry this morning after breakfast planning on stopping in Georgetown via a quick stop at Normanton to see the Croc statue of a 8.64m long salt water crocodile, the largest ever shot. You just can't imagine the size of this thing until you get next to it. The girth is over 13 feet [Shudder]

The trip went quicker than expected and we arrived in Georgetown at 1100. A quick check of the Navman told us that the distance to Cairns was a paltry 645km so we decided to move on rather than stay in Georgetown (pop. 300).

By advancing to Cairns we have made up a half day which means we can do some sightseeing.

Stats for today are:

  • Fuel: 125l
  • Average Fuel: 11.3l/100
  • Time: 9:44
  • Distance: 1105.3km
  • Average Speed: 113.4km/h
  • Total Distance so far: 12,461.0km

We also passed a great deal more road kill and for once some live Kangaroo's beside the road. That makes a total of just six Kangaroo's for over 12,000km's of travel!!! Apparently they are in plague proportions!!!

So, where are we at? Well today has seen us complete the second crossing of Australia from Coast to Coast. Week 1 saw that completed from East to West and now in Week 2 we have gone from West to East. We have also in the 15 days traversed Australia from South to North again Coast to Coast. We have four more days of travel to make it to Sydney then we will have completely "looped the loop" in one go.

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