AN "OUTPOST OF CIVILIZATION"
26 July 2011
Heading into the Northern Territory, it really feels like the frontier here. Since leaving Cairns, I have not seen a single human on shore. But tonight, Im anchored in a bay and directly ahead of me on shore are about 5 houses in varying states of disrepair-and, the first humans since Cairns! It is described as follows: " An outpost of civilization...200 miles north of Cairns...two public coin and card operated STD phones...towards the old dock is the Kennedy Memorial(?)a picnic shelter and a pit toilet." Well there you have it...at least a good toilet!