Hungry emu's

When I heard the sound of the didgeridoo for the first time I liked it but after visiting the aborigine Tjapukai Dancers I love it.
The show they gave about their "Dreamtime" and the drowning sound of the didgeridoo is very impressive. We like it so much
that we learned to play the didgeridoo and bought one for ourselfs.
Over steep dirt roads we travel through the Daintree rainforest to CapeTribulation. We have to pass some rivers that show big signs
of crocodiles. Are they kidding? Can we cross here? And if they bite our tyres and we get a flat???? What then?  We plunge with the
bike in the river but lucky the "salties" are on a holiday. we reach the other side safely but wet.
For days we are riding through the Barkley Tablelands. The landscape is arid and it is very hot. We are boiling under our helmets.
The only encounters are with road trains. These huge trucks are passing with 100 km/h and they supply the people in the remoted areas.
And if they are on a dirt road you have zero visibility for kilometers.

Tjapukai Dancers


Two Road trains...

 

Every hour we have stop to drink some water. It's very hot, but we keep our motorbike gear on. At one stop vultures are circling
above us.....No, we are not dead yet.....
At the end of the day we reach Burke and Wills roadhouse and pitch our tent for the night.
The next morning at breakfast two emu's are visiting us. First they check the contents of the alu-boxes on our bikes and then they
start to eat our muesli. They are bugging us so much that we have to stop eating and safe our food. They step with their big toes
on my plate and and kick over our milk. When I put the food in the tent one of the emu's is so impudent and walks into the tent.......

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