The Mozzies are meaner than the crocs
Trip Start Jun 21, 2007
24Trip End Jul 14, 2007
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The BOSS and I left 10 minutes before the rest of the crowd, hoping to tackle the boulders without holding everyone up. We were barely a quarter of the way back before the group overtook us. By the time I completed the 1km scramble, my left knee had completely collapsed and was clicking in and out indiscriminately
After lunch we visited the Bowali Visitor Centre* and watched an excellent film about the wet season before driving on to Point Stuart on the Mary River. Justin took us on a walk through the monsoonal rainforest but we didn't see much and were eaten alive by mozzies.
Justin is a brilliant guide and even though he also played the didgeridoo, he didn't constantly shove it down everyone's throats. He explained the technique of playing so well that the entire group was able to produce a sound - including the BOSS.
* Undoubtedly the best information / tourist centres I have ever encountered in all my travels across the globe have been in Kakadu. Here you will find a well built, modern, cool buildings with fans, cool drinking fountains, tables, chairs, air-conditioned cinema and a souvenir shop with excellent, authentic, good quality Tshirts, jewellery, posters, cards etc etc.
If you want examples of the worst ever information centres please read this entry from Greece and this one from Italy.