May 11, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
! Hmm feeling really secure now! Harry starts pointing out slide marks in to the river where crocs have been sunning themselves, and then we start to see some sunning themselves. Not happy just to see them we take the tinny over & get up next to them! Continuing on we see what Harry thinks is about a 5mtr estimating his age to be about 80. We pull up next to him with Harry offering to take photos of us with the enormous croc! Continuing down the River Harry said it was time for morning tea so he idles the motor & proceeds to pour everyone a cuppa complete with a slice of cake right there in the middle of the crocs in the dark murky river, then off to investigate further we have miles to go so we take off at great speed slowing to view the occasional croc or bird on the way to “lunch” now where would we have lunch do you think? Well after telling us about the water buffalo that are on the land to our left Harry proceeds to moor the boat in between some trees & we climb the dried mud bank under the trees after being read the rules of not returning to the boat alone or to wander off too far from the wire enclosure around “camp” you don’t get more rustic than this we are in the middle of nowhere on crown land which Harry has made into a little BBQ area complete with an old kitchen sink porta-loo behind a tarp (for the ladies blokes take there chances out past the wire fence!) We are served a beautiful BBQ lunch served & cooked by Harry. Onward to our next destination & what do you know it’s an island Goat Island to be correct complete with bar owned by one bloke who greets us on the platoon with his 2 little puppy dogs! On the way we see “Kacey” the 3.5 mtr croc he feeds every day. He has accommodation for people who come fishing & the only way to get to his island is by boat 30km down the river. Wouldn’t want to run out of fuel or break down!!
Wow Fantastic day today late yesterday afternoon I rang about a cruise on the Adelaide River not even sure what it was but had heard from another couple it was good. So off we went with 2 other couples (one from Mooroolbark) & Alan from Loch Sport, us Victorians are everywhere! Now the trip we started off in our little mini van with "Harry" our guide/driver & headed to Fogg Dam! Second time in 2 days hmm good plan Lucy! Worked out well though cause Harry actually knew all the facts of the area (hence my knowledge of the rice fields & typing 2 days at once). Off next to the winter of the wetlands information centre which had a magnificent viewing platform of the wetlands as far as the eye could see! Harry pointed out where we were heading next & off we went to the Adelaide River! Now this is where the fun begins, we board Harry's “tinny” & head off down the murky fast moving (as the tide is coming in) croc infested river! Harry then advises it’s OK because he has his Crocodile repellent, which would be a 357 Magnum