To Timber Creek

Ereyesterday I stopped first at the nearby Victoria River Roadhouse for a coffee. By chance I met a couple from Tasmania who travelled all the way up the east coast, even along the old telegraph line up to Kap York. I sounded like a very adventurous journey. But their Ute was well equipped and they seemed to be pretty experienced in what they were doing. After my late morning coffee I went to the nearby boat ramp. The Victoria River was no longer flowing, hence, I could walk to the other side of the river. I just walked a few hundred metres, as there’s again a serious Bush walk all the way up the Gregory Creek. Instead I opted for the escarpment track. It’s only about one hour walk to the top of the table mountains. The views from over there are really stunning, and beside the Gregory Creek one could also see the Sulivan Creek, where the Victoria Highway is located in. The sun was really hut today, but due to a slight wind I didn’t felt that warm. Nevertheless, I got some sunburn on my arms and my nape. In Timber Creek I went to Gregory’s cairn, which was a base camp for a successful expedition in the mid 19th century. The only remains are carvings in a Boab tree, which is by the way also a sacrificed place of the indigenous people around. As it was already late afternoon I decided spontaneously to stay in Timber Creek and don’t drive any further this day, as I didn’t want to cook my dinner again during the night.

The water flow at Victoria River already ceased
There’s just a billabong left at the coflow of the Gregory Creek into the Victoria River
The Victoria River is meandering through flat tabletop mountains
Infront of the Gregory Creek Valley is a cattle station, or at least some kind of mustering yard
The Victoria Highway follows the Sulivan creek for about 40 km
Only some road trains with supplies are plying the highway to the WA border
The carvings are still readable, but this are destroying the Boab trees slowly. These trees just suddenly started to grow a few km before Timber Creek.

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