Day 49: It's market day! We spend the morning at the CP markets (teeny) and I hold a python.
We then head off for our trip to Darwin and 46kms later we are in the heart of the city.
We check out the WWII oil storage tunnels, used to store the oil when Darwin was under attack.
We then walk through the botanical gardens, which follow the harbour...beautiful. A lunch stop at Red Rooster...because we can, and then back to the car, to find my old school and house at Larrakeyah.
We find Larrakeyah PS and get the opportunity to watch a house on a truck being maneuvered between gates and up the road...very cool.
Unfortunately I cannot get into the Naval Base to see my old house : (, security is super tight. I guess things have changed since I was there 32 years ago!
The coast line has heaps of WWII memorabilia and so we go the East Point Reserve to see where Darwin was defending itself from the Japanese. All very interesting reading. Such a significant historical event that you hardly even think of when you think I'd Darwin.
The boys want to spend time foraging on the rocks, so we go to Fannie Bay, and enjoy a magical vista of the ocean and the beach, while enjoying a cold one.
We then head to the famous Mindle Markets at Mindle Beach. A lovely ecclectic mix of crafts, jewlery, clothing and, of course, food.
We enjoy dinner on the grass, while watching the fire man show. Darcy has a buffalo burger and loves it! We spend time meandering through the stalls, enjoying the festive atmosphere.
It's a late night drive home, but uneventful. The boys all sleep, so it's a quiet drive.