The Norman River flows through the trading town of Normanton before emptying into the Gulf of Carpentaria at Karumba.
Karumba Point provides a popular place to view the sunset across the Norman River estuary.
Normanton was original port town
The home of the Gulflander, the vintage train the runs the old line to the once gold town of Croydon.
The route passes little siding in the sparse outback.
Normanton as the old port town has a collection of historic buildings.
These days Karumba is the main port
And home to large prawn and barramundi fishing industry.
While the model of a replica of a huge crocodile caught in the Norman River announces that this is Croc Country.
It is the waterbirds that fascinated me.
At Mutton Hole Wetlands.
And in the mangroves flanking the river at Karumba.
The powerful raptors
And the little mangrove birds
Darting around the mangrove
And down around the waterline
The campground at Normanton offered the luxury of a pool and spa
And at Karumba the campers included a group of classic cars from the 1920s that had driven all the way from Melbourne
And a nightly concert of harp and guitar from my neighbouring campers.
Tomorrow I head deeper into the Gulf Country along a dirt road to the remote town of Burketown.