Day 69. Victoria Highway To Darwin

As we didn’t set up the whole Tvan last night it took us next to no time to pack up this morning. The boys had a super quick breakfast and we made it to Katherine in time for Tom and I to have an early morning coffee. We turned left onto the Stuart Highway and drove north for the 300 or so kilometres to Darwin.

After settling into the caravan park headed to Mindil Beach Sunset Market. This is a Darwin institution, not surprisingly it is at Mindil Beach and is at sunset, twice a week in the dry. Half the stalls are arts and crafts, jewellery clothes, etc. the other half are food stalls, mostly with an Asian influence. Delicious!

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We wandered down to the beach to watch the sunset over Fannie Bay.

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Then to watch Pete and his fire show. If you didn’t remember or missed the earlier blog, we met Pete in the Bungle Bungles about a week ago. He promised the boys then that if we saw him at Mindil Market he would teach them how to juggle. But first the fire show. It was fabulous!, very funny as well as spectacular juggling, skipping, hoola-hooping and many other things with fire. This just enhanced Sam’s man love of Pete.

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And true to his word he did. We bought some juggling balls for Ben and Sam, and Patrick got some Poi Balls. I guess they have lots of chance to practice, and the aim is to be able to juggle by Melbourne.

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Music Harry Belafonte, the letter J; Jamiroqui, James Reyne, James Day and Jeff Beck

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