Today we were up early to get the ferry from Cullen Bay to the Tiwi Islands (made up of Bathurst & Melville). Although Melville is the home of the Rioli's, Jack was still happy to visit Bathurst (and even took his footy for a kick).
The Ferry ride was further than first thought, approximately 80kms taking a little over 2 hours. The water on the way over was like glass, on the way home was a different story!
Once on the island we visited an arthouse, the local screen printers, then had a cultural experience with locals including history, morning tea and damper, and traditional song and dance. We then visited the museum, the art gallery & the mission.
Whilst we learnt a lot about the history of the islands, it felt like a little bit of a shanty town built in the 70's. It is good to hear that the schools are continuing to learn the traditional history of it's people, however you feel that the next generations will not continue this.
The highlight of Jack's day was kicking the footy with our 2 guides. The first, Salvatore, was a cousin of Cyril, whilst the second a relative of Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.
Once back on the mainland we went to the bistro for dinner, catching the first quarter of the Hawks. We then setup the projector at the campsite to watch the rest of the game - perhaps we should have had an early night!
KM's - 44;
Steps - 6,966;
Max Temperature - 33;
Fish - 0 (Tomorrow);
Pokemon's - 12 (total 209)
Accomodation - Darwin FreeSpirit Resort $62.00
Petrol - $0