Sometimes I wonder how I can be so lucky!
By Greig Richards
From New Zealand
Sometimes I wonder how I can be so lucky!
Here am I sitting in this beautiful blue water pool in Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, cooling off and looking up through the palm trees at the blue sky. Sitting next to me is this very nice attractive Chinese French woman. Now before you get the wrong idea, let me tell you the Chinese French lady was in the pool before me. I did not know her and we just started chatting. It’s like that in Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. People are friendly, helpful and interesting. You never know who you will meet.
I had just finished a promotional tour around New Zealand and wanted to chill out in the Australian outback and believe you me there is no better place to do that than Karumba and Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. The park is virtually right on the beach. Check out the link http://www.sunsetcp.com.au/
I wanted to just relax, look at the stars and do some fishing. Being an amateur ornithologist I wanted to catch up on some bird watching. You know the Carpentaria Shire/Karumba area is I believe one of seven World Heritage parks and in season is teeming with birdlife and general wildlife. And if you are into fishing this is probably the best fishing spot in Australia. They catch some big ones up here. Barramundi, King Salmon, Grunter, Spanish Mackeral, Black Jews and some mighty big Mud Crabs. You can get them from a boat or off the beach.
As I said, I had just finished a tour around New Zealand doing promotional work. I work in the travel industry so I get to see a few places and I get to eat some good tucker. Local tucker and a few local beverages. (I just got to watch that waste line) The butter prawns up here are brilliant. So I know my stuff when it comes to tourism, and Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is one of the best Caravan Parks I have ever stayed in, either in New Zealand or Australia. But I have to say. The All Blacks are still number one. Give credit where credit is due I always say. But coming from Canterbury in the south Island of New Zealand I am naturally one-eyed.
I don’t work in the Australian travel industry, I just like to holiday in Karumba. I work mainly out of Asia.
So there I was in the pool.
By the way they have some great tours up here in Karumba and one is an outfit called Croc and Crab. Check it out. http://www.sunsetcp.com.au/ This tour is not to be missed. For a very reasonable price they take you out to see some crabs, big crabs and you get to see how they tie them up, catch them etc, and on top of that they give you a glass of bubbly. Another very good operator is Kerry D. Skippers name is Paul. They do fishing tours and it does not cost an arm and a leg. This guy knows how to catch fish. He is also a nice guy and knows about the area and fishing in general. See the link. http://www.kerrydfishing.com.au/
That’s right, I was in the pool talking to the French Chinese Lady about this and that and she told me about this book she and her husband were making. It’s called “Le Grand Journal des Pensées”. In English this means “The Great Journal of Thoughts”. It’s an interesting concept. Basically you write a story about any subject or thoughts you may have and this becomes you book within the big Journal. And here is the kicker. The big Journal is on Amazon and all stories are for sale. If someone reads your story you will get paid each time it is read. So you get to make a buck, tell your story and it goes down in history. Someone might read your story 100 years from now. And it is free. Does not cost you a cracker. So maybe you can give it a go.
It is a labor of love for the Chinese lady and her husband. They do not get anything out of it.
Her husband’s name is Maurice and this is his email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a link to Amazon so you can check it out.
Thanks for reading my ramblings. I have to go as I am out fishing in a couple of hours on Kerry D and then doing the Crock and Crab. After that the park have some entertainment on. Gonna be a big day.
You know this park looks after their guests. The management is friendly and helpful and there are free activities on every week. See the website. http://www.sunsetcp.com.au/
Well that’s my lot.
That’s good bye in NZ Maori language.
Have a great trip to Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, where the Outback Meets the Sea.
Have a great day.
Greig Richards from NZ