UPDATE NOTES Days 55 - 59
Aug 8, 2016
We left Kakadu with the thought that the next few days would be quiet, how wrong, here we are now 98 photos later so it cannot have been quiet.
Darwin was a little quiet, it was planned as a catch up stop for 5 nights and we did catch up on a few things that were essential for the car. We went to the Parap Markets which were brilliant, apparently the locals go there for breakie, unfortunately we had breakied already but no worries we ate some more anyway. That was followed by a trip to the Mindel Mindel markets and the sunset over the bay to the west, again a great afternoon out. We had previously met up with a mother and daughter from Austria and we took them to the markets with us. Great international relations and they were a ton of fun over a few nights.
The day we were to leave Darwin the good old caravan decided to chuck another water leak, number 4 and its getting annoying as its just on the too hard side for us to fix ourselves. Luck was on our side and we found a guy who could fix it. Job done so to Litchfield National Park we went to stay at edge in Batchelor which may be better known as the support town for the old uranium mining area of Rum Jungle. Litchfield had been built up to us a fantastic national park, yes it was nice, very nice, but a lot of areas we could not get to for one reason or another, some of the walks were a bit difficult and some of them closed too. What we saw we enjoyed and scenically was specular. Mainly waterfalls and lovely rock pools.
Whilst at Batchelor we visited a local museum which featured stories and a DVD about the WW2 in Darwin. Very well done and interesting, we also went to a town called Adelaide River to visit the local iconic pub for lunch and to visit the War Graves there of people killed in action in Darwin in the raids by the Japanese. It’s the only grave site for Australians killed in action on our own soil and immaculately maintained. A very moving experience for us both.
Next we had a refill stop at Katherine for one night as there is no Woolworths in Kununurra, (an upcoming 5 night stop, just a Coles supermarket) followed by a stop at the roadhouse at Victoria River, a great location and some of the deepest red coloured hills we have ever seen.
Now we leave the Top End and the Northern Territory and move the Western Australia and The Kimberley’s
We have now arrived at Kununurra with more adventures to come.
Love and best wishes
Mum and Dad,
GM and GD
UM and AA
Anne and Marco