CAPE YORK – DAY 4 – Cooktown to Palmer River Gold Reserve

We packed up the tent in the rain, everything was wet.Yuck

We travelled to The Palmer River Roadhouse where we had morning tea before making our way to Maytown.

We drove thru the Palmer river. Maytown is a old gold town which has been abandoned. We walked down the main street, the stone gutters are still there which is the only thing still standing  because they have have a few fires since every one left. It is an Australian Ghost town. We then went to 2 old gold mined where we saw some old machinery like boilers and crushing machines.

We also climbed up the piles of tailings ( scrap dirt & rocks) and looked into the dug out mine shafts

We then went driving to find a campsite before it got too dark, we camped on the side of a rocky river.

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