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Day 97. Kakadu

SAM’S 8th BIRTHDAY. We started Sam’s birthday bright and early with a dawn cruise on Yellow Water wetland. It is called Yellow Water because of the colour the water is where the fresh water mixes with the brackish water of … Continue reading

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Day 96. Kakadu

In the morning, we drove southwest along the Kakadu Highway to the turn off to Gunlom Falls. From there it was another 46km on a fairly rough 4WD track to the falls. Once there a short but very steep walk … Continue reading

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Day 95. Kakadu

Today was our day for Kakadu rock art; we visited three of the five sites that are accessible to the public. There are reported to be over 5000 known sites through Kakadu, the oldest being more than 20,000 years old. … Continue reading

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Day 94. Darwin to Kakadu

We left Darwin today for the third and final time but not before a visit to the doctors to get Ben and Sam on antibiotics for a few wounds that will not heal, no exciting ones just scratches and bites. … Continue reading

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Day 93. Darwin

Off this morning to see the Jumping Crocs on the Adelaide River. The wetlands around there are full of saltwater crocodiles and there are a few tours on the river that do jumping crocs thing. Essentially it is hanging a … Continue reading

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Fishing

Not only was I given a leave pass but Emma also organised flights to get Kane up here for a 3 day/3 night fishing trip. We went out on a 52 foot boat with 7 other passengers and 4 crew. … Continue reading

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Day 92. Darwin

After a sleep in Ben, Sam, Patrick and I went down to Darwin City Waterfront the drawcard for us was the Wave Park, a huge pool that pumps out big waves pretty much nonstop. An added bonus are the free … Continue reading

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Day 91. Darwin

The boys and I had arranged to meet the Foxes at the Territory Wildlife today. It is a fantastic open-air zoo about 50 km out of Darwin. It is so big that there are shuttle trains that take you to … Continue reading

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Day 90. Darwin

The boys and I went to Crocosaurus Cove today. This amazingly is set right in the middle of town and was surprisingly good; it was quite gimmicky but still lots of fun. Apart from the crocs there was an aquarium … Continue reading

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Day 89. Darwin

This morning Kane, our business partner flew into Darwin, he and Tom are going out on a 3 day-night fishing trip. This achieved two things – a big thank you for Kane for looking after the businesses while we are … Continue reading

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