Published: Oct 21st 2010
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Monday 4th October
Properly, just after the past blog entry, I wanted to be a little bit extra upbeat, but we’ve not experienced the very best of commences currently. Initially port of simply call was the Darwin Dam (Darwin Damn, additional like, as there have been barricades protecting against any viewings). Never ever mind, we assumed, we are going to head to Berry Springs for a swim. It appeared completely stunning, but was closed for the working day (we assume they may perhaps have located a significant croc in the water). Life in the outback appears to be to be attempting to tell us a little something, so we resolved to head back into Darwin itself a working day early. En-route we saw very a significant bush fire (thankfully it didn’t originate from 2 English visitors cooking pot noodles).
It feels really very good to be again in a city and we went to Darwin Waterfront for the afternoon to human body board in the wave pool (very well, Dave looked the aspect diving and browsing through the waves, but I just bobbed in a rubber ring-it was actually comforting). Obtained chatting to Felicity from Sydney and Neil from Liverpool (flamin scousers get all over the place).
We struggled to come across any place in the city to camp in Junior, so we
decided to reserve into our first Backpackers Hostel. We cheated a little bit by owning a double room relatively than a 28-individual dorm. Incredibly amusing – looked like a cell from prisoner mobile Block H and Dave experienced overpowering urges to serenade me with the concept tune “You utilised to deliver me roses”.
We also assumed we’d take care of ourselves to a food out at Hell’s Kitchen area wherever they do Backpacker meals for discount basement rates. Lo and behold, it was also quiz evening, so we believed we’d try out and redeem ourselves following the last very poor display. We actually did quite very well, but this quiz also had interludes of bodily issues to gain bonus factors. Spherical 1 and Dave just experienced to set his hands on his head or tail to attempt and match the flip of a coin. Ergo, spherical 2 is Hannah’s switch. Regretably, spherical 2 demanded relatively additional gymnastic traits. You had to pick up a cardboard box using only your tooth without having any other portion of your overall body touching the flooring. Each spherical, the box was manufactured scaled-down and decreased. I experienced to follow a 3ft Olga Corbett, but what I lacked in versatility and a very low
centre of gravity, I make up for with truly large tooth, so I in fact did really properly and made it to the finish (this involved finding up a one piece of paper from the ground. No signify feat, I can tell you).
Just after a few a lot more beers, it really is again to the mobile for a respectable night’s kip.
We have acquired 1 a lot more evening in darwin and we’re likely to meet again up with our good friend Tina for a bite to take in. Then, we’re picking up the mighty 6-berth camper for our street excursion to Cairns. Will touch foundation all over again shortly – when with any luck , we will be a little significantly less sweaty and present some greater photographs!!
Laters Blighty xxx
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