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... weeks in Australia and never suspect it was there, for it rarely makes the news or gets a mention in anyone's conversation. It is to Australia essentially what Australia is to the world--a place pleasantly regarded but far away and seldom thought about." And that is exactly what we thought...Adelaide is a pleasant city with not another thing anywhere near it. You do have to want to drop in to Adelaide. We liked it and the Barossa Valley with its beauty...but we did think it ...
... Darwin was never occupied by the Japanese but it was tough times. Later in the war 150,000 allied troops were stationed in the Darwin area as a base for the Pacific arena.
Disaster struck again in 1974 when Cyclone Tracy with winds of 300 km an hour hit Darwin on Christmas Eve killing 71 people. 48,000 people had to be evacuated. The town was 80% destroyed. So today Darwin is a modern city built to a new stringent building code.
I am trying to write of our adventures today before the ship sails. We were the last bus to return to the ship as it had engine trouble returning from our tour to see the crocodiles at Adelaide River. We left Darwin at 12.30pm for the hour drive there and a wonderful cruise on the river where we saw lots of crocodiles who jump beside the boat to catch meat on a pole. We were due back at 4.15pm to sail at 4.30pm but alas we did not ...
... in ants – the termites and the ants had gone to war and in this case the ants were victorious and had moved in to their new home. The mound itself is strong and is made using regurgitated leaf and plant material – termite mounds have in the past been crushed up and used to build things, such as runways and roads (some old WWII runways that you can see on the way to Litchfield are built from termite mounds). The Magnetic mounds ...
... if we could buy dinner for two for less than $10 (about £5).
We succeeded! Noodles with veg, tinned fruit, yoghurts and bananas – just the job! Looks like we will be improvising a lot here and making up our own ingenious dishes and salads. It will be easier to cook for ourselves once we pick up our campervan in Cairns next week.
Luckily we only had a day in Darwin... even half ...