May 21, 2012
|18th /19th May
Enjoying Darwin so far, especially the weather. At this stage the temperature is staying about 32 degrees with a little humidity.
Have started walking in the mornings again down to Lee point.There is a reserve and picnic area with the beach close by. Many different walks so we won't get bored.
Casuarina Square is close by. Quite large with a great variety of shops all under the one roof. Went to Parap markets the other day. Busy as, shoulder to shoulder people and being set up in the shopping centre you have to keep an eye out for cars as well. A great variety of food was being cooked at good prices. I enjoyed the crab claws and crepe while Greg enjoyed crab claws and a curry puff.
Today we went to the Darwin Military Museum [we recommend this one to visit when in Darwin]
Did you know?
188 aircraft attacked Darwin at 0958 on the 19th February in 1942
Darwin and the top end were bombed 64 times during WW2
251 people were killed in the first two raids of the first day
Darwin was attacked by submarines in the month before the aircraft carrier attacks.
One 80 man submarine still lies outside Darwin harbor today.
After the museum we lunched at the Fannie bay Cool Spot where we shared a large meal of chicken burger and chips.A popular spot and yummy food.
Before heading home we strolled through Bicentennial Park.
About quarter six Blue realised that there was going to be a nice sunset so we raced down to Lee point. He was right it was spectacular can't even describe the colours hope you can get an idea from these photos.