Some great exhibitions including the snake... I was just saying today we haven't seen one in the wild and I hope that is not tempting fate. Then we headed off to Nourlangie via Anbangbang Billabong with more stops on the way to take photos of the spectacular sandstone escarpment that runs the eastern length of Kakadu..
The billabong was full of birds and magpie geese with the obligatory crocodile warning. This billabong was well sign posted with a 2.5 km walk around the edge but we opted for rock climbing instead.
|For Trsih and Robbie...here's Arthur again!|
|From the billabong|
The climb was moderately steep and lucky Ian had the backpack with the iPad and all the water. My thighs are still screaming from climbing Ubirr yesterday.. I knew we should have gone into training before we left!
It was so hot, I even wore a hat which as those of you who know me wwll know, is most unusual!
Then we climbed to Gunwarrdehwarrde Lookout and the views and the rock formations were spectacular.
|Sandy Creek..looks like good fishing|
|Four wheel driving|
|A fence in the middle of nowhere...to stop the crocodiles!|
|A Jabiru feeding in Sandy Billabong|
|Beware of crocs! Signs everywhere|
The pictures cannot convey the absolute quiet, the pristine environment and the searing heat which saps your energy, considering it is the middle of winter up here on the Territory.
Safely back in the car after braving the threat of crocodiles on the edge of the billabong, and snakes in the long grass, we were taken aback to see a sign warning of a rampaging bull buffalo which had been spotted in the locality.
If I had seen that sign first, you would not have seen any of these photos and I would have stayed safely in the car!
Tomorrow we will do Jim Jim and Twin Falls. Over fifty kilometers on a four wheel drive track. Should be interesting.