The next morning we wake up pretty early, we’re getting ready for the Goorrandalng walk, it’s only about 2km and should be pretty easy. Not long before we leave, a 4×4 drives up to us, firstly I though they may be here to do the walk too, but as it turns out they are part of the road crew and wanted to warn us of them grading the road today. He asked if we enjoyed the storm last night and even he said it was a big one.Continue reading “Day 64 – Keep River NP to Lake Argyle”
The alarm gets us up just before 6, nobody likes it, but it is the only way we can attempt these walks given the heat. I’ve lived in Sydney pretty much all my life, and I can remember a few days of 40° repeating. However, I’d be surprised here if we’ve had a day under 35 in the last month.Continue reading “Day 63 – Victoria River Roadhouse to Keep River NP–”
The regular packup, get ready and we leave at 10.
Continue reading “Day 62 – Katherine to Victoria River Roadhouse”
We head right across town to start our journey west. As it happens it is Tuesday morning and this is when The Ghan arrives in Katherine.
This is something I’ve been looking forward to from the beginning. For me it was up there with Uluru. We’re booked on an 11am boat tour, this covers gorge 1 and 2 of the 13 gorges that make up the system. I think when there is more water, they add in gorge 3.Continue reading “Day 61 – Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk)”
Up early, although neither Justine nor I have slept very well in the heat. The kids aren’t keen on the walk but we encourage them to do it.Continue reading “Day 60 – Edith Falls to Katherine”
We get up early, about 10km back up the road is a 4×4 track to a place called the “Lost City”, it’s a series of rock formations that resemble what might have been a lost civilisation.Continue reading “Day 59 – Litchfield to Edith Falls”
It’s good to be on the move again. Whilst it’s been great in Darwin, I kinda felt trapped or held to ransom over the fridge, but now we can move at our own pace again. It’s not till 10:30 that we are away.Continue reading “Day 58 – Darwin to Litchfield”
We’re up reasonably early as we need to do a full packup to take the van over to get the fridge replaced today. I had suggested to Justine yesterday afternoon should we call and confirm, she said “don’t give them the opportunity to change it!”. Anyway we’re packed up by 8:40, even at this time it is warm and so humid our clothes are drenched. Anyway we should make the 9am booking with ease.Continue reading “Day 57 – Darwin Part 5 – Sigh!”
Continue reading “Day 56 – Darwin Part 4”
Given we are sans fridge still and there will be no action on this today, I look at places we might be able to visit. Other than the northern suburbs of Darwin, there doesn’t seem to be much up that way. So I look at taking a drive out to Wagait Beach on the opposite side of the harbour to Darwin. It’s about an hour each way. I can now reliably inform you that there is nothing there. Maybe a few dozen houses and that is pretty much it.
We don’t have too much planned today. Just want to get the fridge replaced.