Re: Cooktown here I come!
Originally Posted by Surfermom
This is fabulous! You know how we Americans are going gaga about kangaroos
Queensland is on my shortlist, but I will never have the privilege of seeing it the way you can as a resident, and it seems you are doing it in fine style.
Thoroughly enjoying the blog - I even have it bookmarked
How is the camper and all the technology holding up?
The technology is holding up fine and I rarely take the camper on dirt roads though it does get bounced about a lot especially on the single lane roads (though they are getting fewer) however after the wet the roads can be a bit rough.
I carry a Telstra dongle as well as my own phone because they are with different companies. Telstra is our main, and most expensive, Telecoms company (used to be government owned) and have a universal service obligation so they are often the only service provider in remote or small towns.
When I first came to Australia over 50 yeas ago you knew when you were near a town because the bitumen would start (ie the dirt ended) nowadays you know when you are near a town because the phone springs back into life.
I don't know if you call paved roads bitumen maybe tarmac?