Dropped the car in for a service this morning and then headed in to the city. We did part of the heritage walk and saw wonderful old stone buildings from the 19th century, many badly damaged by cyclone Tracy. Spent some time shopping for souvenirs in the mall: C bought a kangaroo skin and I got a kangaroo wallet. Then we went to the wave lagoon on the waterfront. It was 32°, perfect cloudless sky and it was fun. Picked up the car, dropped the kids back to the caravan as they wanted to take it easy this afternoon, and Mandy and I went to the Aviation Museum. They have a B52 bomber and it is massive - completely filled the hangar space. F111 was so big and sleek. Learnt that the Japanese bombers that raided Darwin were built by Mitsubishi! I was a bit naïve to how much Darwin was bombed and how important the role it played in the war. 200,000 troops were here. 8 US navy ships were sunk. There were 60 bombing raids by the Japanese and the first one was only 74 days after Pearl Harbour and was done by the same Japanese ships.
Dinner together on the water watching the sunset over Fannie Bay from the Darwin Yacht Club - perfect.