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Travel Blogs from Darwin
Had decided to stay another night or 2 in the
national park but when we woke we realised there was a problem with our
batteries and they were very low. The fridge was the only thing being
charged and no lights or any other 12v would work. So we reluctantly decided to
head for Darwin.
As we headed out we stopped as some exceptionally large
termite mounds and took some photos.
We spent the morning in Katherine doing laundry and jobs. Boring but necessary.
Next stop was the Library so that Jacob could catch up on a heap of Internet based DECV school learning. We love ...
... here in Darwin about WWII and the bombing of Darwin and it certainly makes you think when you see all the signs on the Stuart Hwy for WWII airstrips. Saw some (although heard them first!!) RAAF jets fly over the shed and they also told us some were visiting from France. Loud and fast!!
Stopped in to a free water park for a dip, it wasn't very busy so the kids had a ball on the water ...
... or lack thereof. Upon arrival, big sign to say do not get out of your vehicle or walk on the dam wall. Large saltwater croc in the vicinity. So, very very slowly drove from one side to the other. Michael only attempted to get out once then saw red eyes so jumped back in. Slow night though, only saw 2 water pythons, a green tree frog, Tyler's tree frog, a Northern Tree snake which was dead, a ...
... and could get used to waking up to something like that.
The main king bed is upstairs above my room, of course with another outside bathrool that actually overlooks the marina from a distance - they are all just amazing rooms with a view.
Then you have the magnificent open plan kitchen, can see Michael cooking many a meal from here, all solid timber, metal, house made of coloured conrete, no tiles anywhere within the house, corrugated iron, ...