A very short stop for petrol at Halls Gap, (this place did not have a particularly friendly vibe to it) and straight to Fitzroy Crossing for few nights. Bryce learnt to dive with his new friend Lachlan and in the evening they played cards, Lachlan taught Bryce to play Blackjack and Bryce taught Lachlan Go Fish. We did a great boat tour of beautiful Geikie Gorge and saw a few crocs.
To the boys were delighted to find a stowaway green tree frog in the caravan, they looked after it until we found a lovely garden in Derby where they could release it. We were pleasantly surprised by Derby because we had been told by many that it was ‘a crap-hole’, bit hash I think, we found it very friendly and it had a lot of history. Met up with Margie our new travel mate from the Bungles and did fish and chips with her on the jetty watching the sunset. Looked around the town and the historic site like the old Goal, Prison tree and a great museum, we are certainly learning a lot about the history of Australia through the whole top end, from Australia’s involvement in the War to the terrible treatment of the aborigines.