Post Card from The Road From Hell…

Somewhere along the road to hell…

Hour after hour, we drove across a flat featureless landscape, sometimes cresting a low hill only to see the same featureless landscape. When we stopped to change drivers or have a cuppa, we stayed in the RV. It was 107 degrees out and felt like we were trying to breath with our heads in an oven. If we did step outside, we were besieged by tenacious, sticky flies that tried to crawl in our nose, mouth, eyes, and ears.

That’s 175-1/2 feet. The road trains were huge!

One day, we drove to a road house with a campground only to find that a recent bush fire had nearly closed the establishment. There was no shade in the campground, only heat. We drove on looking for something better, but it’s a long way to the next roadhouse.

Agile Wallaby outside our RV.

It took four days to drive from Darwin to Broome and it felt like we were truly driving the road from hell. But, there was some interesting flora and fauna along the journey.

Flying foxes (bats). About 1-1/2 feet from top of foot to bottom of head.
Boab tree.
Fresh water crocodile.
Brolga, spooked before we could get a good shot.

About rkcaton

We like to travel and even spent nine years roaming around North America in a 40 foot motorhome. We're now back in a home in Washington state roaming by car, air, and boat.
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5 Responses to Post Card from The Road From Hell…

  1. Laurel says:

    That sounds awful. But I like the flying foxes!

    • rkcaton says:

      Funny thing is, every Aussie we’ve talked with agrees with us about that road. Having said all that, there were a few interesting things along the way that kept us from going insane… :>).

  2. Cindy says:

    Oh, my! I can’t even imagine the heat and the flies! I’m glad there were a few interesting things to see along the way though. Not real fond of bats. How strange to see them out in the day time. Is there always such a heat issue on that road year round or is it a seasonal thing?

    • rkcaton says:

      That area is in the tropics and inland where it is very dry. So it can be hot year-around. However, we had people tell us it was unseasonably hot this year. Sorry to hear that you don’t like bats. These were really big ones so you could see them coming!!! :>)

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