Leg 05 YMTI to YNTN 125Nm
This trip sees us departing on Runway 09 on heading 111 for a fly-by of Karumba then transition NTNNE into Normaton Rwy 14
Park Brake Set on Mornington?
I really hope those cars have their park brake set as I've got to gun these turbines to move and turn this behemoth.
So Long, Farewell, Bye Bye.
Thanks for the little stay Mornington Island. Don't think I'll be coming back...
I just keep getting blown away with how amazing the Ortho photoscenery from Ortho4XP is. And it's FREE!!
The site of a horrendous massacre of indigenous inhabitants in 1918.
Bruce Elder (1998). Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788. Page 203 - 206: New Holland Publishers. ISBN 1-86436-410-6.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Belly of the Beast
No words needed really.
Mouth of the Norman
The Norman River used to see many cargo boats sail down to Normanton, which was the main freight hub for the area at the time down to the mines in Mt Isa.
Later on Karumba township was built as it became too difficult for the boats to get down the river to Normanton.
Karumba Airstrip is a little way from the town proper, but it looks like the "Beach" has exploded with houses a little since I was there last.
A Pretty Turn
I just love the way she looks as she banks into a turn.
Karumba and the Norman River
Karumba is a small fishing and port town on the mouth of the Norman River. As with most places in the Far North, do NOT swim in the water! Crocs can, have and will take you with no warning.
A Stranger in a Strange Land
Most of the area between Normanton and Karumba (IIRC) is pretty baren salt plains. Though you do get the occasional bush pig.
Bushes but no Trees
Twists and Turns
Parked and Dark
Time to go fishing.
Off to visit my folks and maybe go fishing with the old man.