Day 26. Here is some input from RM about his experiences in hospital up in Darwin. He has had so much time hanging about he has been able to study the locals! "I must add the story of an old whiskery skinny as a rake Italian who was admitted to Emergency and spent the day near me. In the first instance he lay like the dead for a few hours. That was the least of it. Once he was approached by the nursing staff recollections of my beloved Carl Piani flowed as this ...
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Lovely drive through the Gregory NP to Timber Creek this morning. We chose the caravan park behind the pub, recommended in Camps6. Nice spot if a bit chaotic in sorting out a site. We hoped to see crocodiles being fed this evening but they reneged. The water was too cold for them apparently!
Day 20 has been a highlight on our trip. We cruised up the first 2 gorges of the Katherine Gorge system and then took a helicopter flight over the first 8, landing on the escarpment above the 8th gorge and taking a walk around the escarpment to take in the amazing views on all sides. Katherine or Nitmiluk Gorge is in the Nitmiluk NP. The park is a wonderful asset for Australia. It is brilliantly realized and maintained. You can cruise or canoe up some of the gorg...
No driving for Elle or me today. RM went into Katherine. We girls stayed at the campsite and did chores. We chatted with a local here whose dog had escaped from a crocodile! Another one did not. So no swimming in the Katherine River, flowing close by us here. Elle and I walked down by the river but kept a good lookout. Elle was allowed to wet her feet and then we retreated up the bank to the track. Lots of reading today. Somnambulant weather!
Short drive up to Katherine. Signage lacking for the Victoria Highway had us heading on to Darwin. Thank goodness for the blue bobbing symbol on Google maps on the Ipad. Reached our destination, Manbullo Station, for lunch. Another good choice thanks to Camps 6 and Barb also recommended it. Have booked a cruise up Katherine Gorge and a helicopter flight over all the gorges for Saturday. We land on the last one too. Otherwise a run into Katherine for a look see an...