Camels carry couple on their travels
WHEN walking around Queensland for 22 months with a bit of border hopping into New SouthWales and South Australia, you really need five camels to go with you.
To be more accurate you need dromedaries – camels with two humps.
Bernadette and Robert Sutton’s camel caravan rested in Eidsvold on Wednesday at the showground under the shade of a big gum tree.
“We are just about home,” Mrs Sutton said.
“We live outside Gympie and we haven’t been there for almost two years.”
The Suttons and Black Jack, Bear, Mouse, Dodge and Tewa just got up one morning and thought it would be a good idea to go for a walk around the countryside.
With some preparation and planning they set off on the long road which would take them to Birdsville, the New SouthWales border, the South Australian border and beyond.
“I have walked with Black Jack from Gympie to Mareeba in the Far North to Melbourne on our last trip,” Mr Sutton said.
“He has walked over 16,000km.
“So we are now going to head down the National Trail from Mt Perry to Gympie and home.”
Mrs Sutton rides the camels all day and said that once you got used to the rocking it was a whole lot of fun.
“We have everything we want here and we have never had a problem,” Mrs Sutton said.
“People ask us why we do it and I just say, because we can.”
REST STOP: Bernadette and Robert Sutton have been travelling the country with their five camels.