one word to sum up yesterday... crocodiles!!!! lots and lots of wild crocs. yesterday was our first day trip in oz and we went to litchfield national park for the day. first stop was the adelaide river where we went out in a tiny tin boat to go and see some crocs, and i swear there was one every 25m down the river.. we saw looaddsss!!! including a 5m male albino croc which was truly special as albino crocs are 1/10,000 and this was a huuugee male, he was scary as he was the one that would quite happily take down the boat.. and even bit onto the back of the bast whilst we were in it!!! and considering our boat was only about 7m long thats pretty scary! we also saw many other crocs up close as they try to tempt them into jumping up to get food off a long rod, unfortunately none jumped the day we were there as the weather is cold here at 30 degrees comparecd to their summer time temperatures!!!
next stop was the national park inself were we saw termite mounds that were easily 5m+ tall and solid. they are fire, water, and cyclone proof and are made by millions of tiny little termites, there was hundreds of there huugee towers everywhere, there was actually something quite earie about looking across the landscape looking at mounds which look a bit like tomb stones. fascinating stuff.
after lunch it was time to go and see some spectacular waterfalls including wangi falls and buley water holes where we got a chance to go for a swim in what can only be described as a series of cascading rock pools. it was absolutely stunning although the water was freezing!!!
the evening was spent enjoying huge prawns and champagne down on the beach watching the sunset and was the perfect way to end the day and i am sure all out food from now on will seem awful compared to the decent food we got that day. marion and i have now decided that we want tio be fancy backpackers =) haha
so only a few more days left until we move on to alice springs for the next chapter in our adventure.