Day 19

Trip Start May 11, 2010
Trip End Jul 04, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today we leave Mataranka and head North. We really weren't sure where would end up as we had heard rain was causing a few road closures through Kakadu (originally our next stop). Our first fuel stop was Katherine what an eye opener. 10am in the morning and men staggering around like it was 3am Sunday morning?! It was still my turn to drive so it was no surprise it started raining just as we started off again! It didn’t rain for too long so settled in for the drive to be greeted with 2 "Locals" on road hitchhiking not just standing on the side these guys were standing one in the middle & one just on the road. Now I don’t know about you but I had 2 tonne of van behind me & Bill sitting next to me and my kids in the back I wasn’t stopping even if they jumped in front of me!! So I kept my line on the road and kept going. It was quite frightening I have to say but on explaining it to some fellow travelers when we stopped what had happened they confirmed what we thought you just keep going NEVER EVER stop!!! The rest of our drive was incident free (I’m glad to say) & some quick decisions on the way saw us “landing” in a place called Batchelor which is just at the entrance to Litchfield National Park. Just beautiful and no more rain (although very humid) off exploring tomorrow can’t wait!
Off to the pool Mellow Mackay Mob……
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Ash on

Hi Guys,

Glad to hear you are having such a great time and a learning experience at the same time. It's been great reading about the journey so far. Stay safe - look forward to the next installment!

Siobhan on

OMG!!! u guys sound like u r having so much fun!!! i am soooo jealous. HI EMMA! r u doing ur homework? ud better be:-) ur lucky u dont hav 2 go 2 school... will talk 2 u sometime soon. rhi only just told me how to get onto this so i hav read all the entries. ayres rock looks awesome! didnt see much of lake ayre though. which part is water??? oh well... hav fun!! siobhan:-)

familytrip2010 on

Amanda Triandafillou - Hi Mackays. Alex said to say Hi to Liam :)

Lyn Hunt - Hey Mackays, was only thinking of you guys!!! XXXXXXXXXXX

Diana Rech - Hi guys !!!!

Ben Anderson - hey mackays how much longer u gone 4

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