Darryl travels far and wide to help wallabies and many times finds himself driving for hours to pick up or deliver them to carers. I joined him on one of these sojourns and was amazed at how different the landscape is just an hour or so away from Mareeba.
The dry grassy flatlands turned into green rolling hills and shrubs. Rivers and valleys replaced large tracks of brown bushland. The diversity of Australia continues to astonish me.
We drove more than four hours one way to pick up a joey. During this time, we passed through farmlands, rainforests and seaside towns. We drove past sugarcane fields, over railroad tracks and through many sections of road works. There’s so much land that it’s almost impossible to see and experience it all.