So carrying on from the special treatment, one of Jenny's friends Sam, picked us up from Darwin. This was probably for the best as Jenny was preetttyy sick on the flight over which was pretty good going considering we were only a day in..
She's fine now though and we are having the best time in Darwin! Straight away, Sam showed us the city, where we had a look abat and crossed paths with some aboriginees (not sure on the spelling of that one), however they have all been pretty friendly so far so fingers crossed it stays this way. Went for a cider at this bar where we watched the sunset, although apparantly this isn't the best time as it's been so cloudy recently. We then went for dinner on the sea front, pretty surreal feeling being on the other side of the world! Got another early night again so we were ready to have a look around Darwin in the day.
The next day we started by visiting 'Crocasorus Cove' or something along those lines. I felt bad for the big crocodiles as they were in small tanks but apparantly these are the ones that misbehave and won't leave Darwin harbour, so they will either get shot or put in the cove. There was also turtles which are my favourite so I was very happy :) Some people may have seen photos of this, it was here we got to hold a baby croc!! Jenny was the brave one here, I'm a little girl when it comes to stuff like this.. but eventually was very brave and held it all by myself. It was so soft, which surprised me a bit, even the top, which looks kind of spikey - this doesn't change throughout their life, they always stay that soft. Fact for the day..
You're not allowed to swim in the sea in Darwin unfortunately, unless you fancy being eaten by a crocodile or stung by jellyfish. So we comprimised and went to a lagoon, wave pool by the sea. In true Caitlin style of course I knew better than everyone else which resulted in a nasty burn on my hand, which has only just gone down about a week later. Sam cooked dinner for us in the evening which was lavely. Friday was more of the same really, everywhere in Darwin was building up to Australia Day on the Saturday. Friday night was really good, we started in the city having a drink in a bar called Wisdom, then went on to a place nearer Sam's house on the beachfront. Ate the best fajitas, even better than Malia! Here I found a new love for Ninja Turtles, a 6 dollar cocktail, I don't know if it's just an Australia thing - never heard of them before! We made some new pals on Friday night. They were a group of boys who moved up from Victoria, and stuck out a bit with nose piercings and they weren't wearing board shorts. Little bit of drama when one of the boys' ex girlfriends made it clear she was not so happy he was chatting to us - there was a lot of swearing.
Saturday meant AUSTRALIA DAY!! After pancakes for breakfast we head out to Sam and Britt's friend Beth's for pre drinks. Her boyfriend played in a team for Darwin for AFL. I think this stands for Australian Football League. It's a mix of rugby, football, basketball, all sorts! Took a little bit of getting used to, but by the end I got the general jist of it and am a new fan. There was a lot of drink flying about, the Australians can drink A LOT. I don't know how it was humanly possible for the players to run around for 2 hours in 36 degree heat and 186% humidity. We won - happy days! Not that anyone needed an excuse to celebrate some more, but we certainly did. After having a quick freshen up we headed straight back to the city, and back to wisdom. It's a nice place, however the music is questionable. It's kinda like the Jjs of Darwin?! So Bec you would have loved it, you would have loved it even more because they also played Grease music towards the end. We took this opportunity to move on. Monsoons was the next stop, and it was more 90s and Peter Andre and also some elements of Safari in Malia if you know what I mean.. Safe to say there was no shuffling. Cannot thank Sam and Britt enough for having us, they have been amazing and so generous! Darwin has been super fun!