Friday, May 27, 2011

Our Kakadu Adventure

We're now back in Darwin on a beautiful Saturday morning. Last night we met up with all of our fellow FlyerTalkers for drinks and a buffet dinner at the Jetty restaurant on the Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin.

Prior to that, we spent two amazing days in Kakadu National Park with a group of about 18 FlyerTalkers who attended a "Pre-Do" organized magnificently by Australian FTers, two of whom had lived in Darwin for several years.

On our first afternoon there we experienced the Yellow Waters Sunset Cruise, toward the end of which a large crocodile cruised along calmly right beside our boat.

The next day was a full one. A large four-wheel-drive vehicle picked us up at the Holiday Inn in Jabiru at 8:30 a.m. for the Lord's Kakadu & Arnhemland Safari, a full-day experience that included a steep climb with an Aboriginal Elder to view "rock art," paintings of animals and spirits that are up to 20,000 years old.

It was an amazing experience, and we'll be sharing photos, probably after we return home and have a chance to organize them.

Today is a day of relaxation for us around Darwin, until we attend dinner at Crocosaurus Cove.

What an amazing country this is.

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