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Travel Blogs from Darwin
... a paddle so I could say I've paddled in the Arafura Sea.. The water was quite warm but no one was swimming. Today was the day for the Beer Can Regatta at Mindil Beach and there were crowds of people there this morning when we went past. I don't think beach swimming is too popular in these parts. Too many things that sting and bite. The Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory was next on ...
... by far the worst attacks happened on 19 Feb 1942. On that day, in two surprise attacks, 242 Japanese aircraft rained down a shower of bombs which killed over 250 people, and destroyed 23 planes and 8 ships, and many buildings.
- The government was concerned about morale in Australia, and announced 17 deaths.
- More bombs fell that day than during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
Then, as if we ...
... so we had to walk another 20 minutes to the next stop! Really wished we had brought the pram at this point in time. Went back into the city and tired to find some shorts for Celeste - she didn't read her list properly but no luck. Also visited the Tourist Info Centre a bought a few maps for our drive. Then caught a bus to Mindil Beach Markets and bought a pair of shorts ...
... as it helps clear the dead grass for the new to sprout as well as clearing
the area from any kindling so when the dry storms arrive the lightning has
nothing to set too.
Last tour day of a few of us, we set off over dirt roads, the bus throwing us
in every direction, the seatbelt trying to hold us steady, for those asleep
they soon wasn’t. A walk over boulders, stones and pebbles the landscape soon
revealed a gem, JimJim falls, well due to it being the ...
Our journey continues with many beautiful and grand sights in the great Kakadu National Park. We enjoyed a dawn river cruise on Yellow Water Creek and a little into South Alligator River where we saw our first crocodile in the wild. They were a bit sleepy but there was more to come. Besides the usual water birds were Comb crested jacana with their long long toes walking over lily pads and lovely white breasted sea eagles. We were a bit ...