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... the cycle path. As we pedalled past each other she recognised Kerry and nearly fell off her bike! After a few laughs she told us they were going sailing in an hour or so and did we want to come!? Such a difficult decision... We pedalled furiously back, threw ourselves in the pool and then the shower, struggled into some clothes and headed off to pick them up. So thats how after a couple of hours in Darwin we ended up sailing on the Darwin Harbour ...
... eye of the cyclone. Then it hit with a terrific force returning the sheets of iron and flattening houses like the were made of playing cards. It must have been terrifying. A room has been set up to give people an idea of what it would have been like when Tracey hit. It was very dark and the noise was deafening and non stop. Our last stop was at the maritime section of the museum which has a display of a variety of boats ...
... told us to pull off some small branches for cooking. We got back in the 4WD and headed on... 45 minutes later we arrived at a spot set up for dinner there was a tree for plenty of shade, spots for toilets, a fire pit and seats for every one. The Guide set up a billy for making tea while Patsie got the meat ready. She had turtle, buffalo, wallaby and a fish. We made a ground oven and put the meat in it. We got some of the pandanus leaves from before and ...
... girls decided to cheer him along which just made him stop. Poor little bloke had stage fright we think. Haha.
Friday 2 May
Today we decided to go to one of the free (yes free) local water parks. At first Mitchell wouldn’t go on the kiddy water slides, but after a few minutes he couldn’t stop going on them. He even went on the slightly bigger water slide and was trying to convince 2 year old Grace to go on, but ...
... Interestingly, Jenny was the guide at Parliament House and showed us round a couple of days later! We stayed in Darwin - same hostel but it’s gone downhill a bit! Although this is our 3rd visit to Darwin we hadn’t seen much. Darwin is actually named after Charles Darwin though he’s never actually been. Apparently he didn’t like Australia very much – I bet he would have enjoyed the Top End though; ...
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