It was a long drive down with a brief break at Adelaide River.
The landscape we drove through was very interesting. Ancient rocks, termite mounds and cycad palms.
We drove into Daly River mid-afternoon to a non-existent town. A police station and three houses with caravan parks hidden along a twenty kilometre length of a beautiful but crocodile infested river
Hot and sticky, we put the trailer up and headed for the pool. It was a lovely park with a little bit of grass.
|Where are those fish!|
Ian watched the footie while I played with my iPad and talked to a new acquaintance, Kerry who shared a love of reading and travelling Cornwall.
|Go the reds..or is it the blues?|
One crocodile apparently guards the boat ramp and is reported to be 2.5 meters long and fishermen have to stay in the boat and throw a rope so it can be driven up onto the trailer.
But alas, the fisherman reported there were no fish being caught due to a poor wet season and no run off,so we decided to move on and spend a week or so up in Kakadu National Park.
A long hot drive (about 450 kilometers up to Jabiru)
To digress...one of the most interesting things we have found on our travels is the number of back packers working in remote locations. We have been served by German, French, Irish, English and even one guy at Wangi Falls who said he came from heaven!
Today the young French waitress where we stopped for to refuel and have morning tea at Pine Creek, was not quite up with Aussie cuisine. On the menu we were tempted by scones or lamingtons, so we opted for a cup of tea and a lamington.
Interestingly they were served with jam and cream! I think she confused them with the scones!
Onto Kakadu...a long and very hot drive and then we put up the camper trailer in thirty-five degree heat. When we finished we went straight to the pool and gave lunch a miss. (The lamingtons and jam and cream saw us through the whole day!)
And joy of joys, not only do we have five bars of internet but the mobile phone kicked in with full service as well and ten messages dinged in!
Tomorrow we are off to explore Kakadu, book a fishing trip and watch out for crocodiles!