Jase and Simon are head up into Iron Range with a stop at the Batavia Goldfields, a mining camp started in 1892 and still producing almost 100 years later. They also stop to marvel at a military test blast site which still leaves a scar in the landscape today.
They finally reach the overgrown Iron Range airbase and relive a bit of the history of that area. And then it’s time for Jase’s cornflake barramundi cook-up.
From there, the guys set off again, but the rain slows them down. They are scheduled to be out at Haggerstone Island and don’t have time to wait for the tide. So they back the boat in and hope for the best. Finally with the help of some local blokes, they are floating and head out to sea.
They meet up with Roy and Anna Turner at Haggerstone at their remarkable home and find out how Roy got the nickname “Gouger”. They also help the Turners stock their larder by going out to get a few flavourful fish… but as usual, they’re not the only ones after these reef fish.
After a look at Forbes Island, they head back to the mainland and invent the longest, rockiest boat ramp in the process.
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