St Augustin

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
Who lives sees much, who travels sees more.

Monday, December 6, 2010

DARWIN - N.T. - The bush, strange fruits, waterholes, water buffalo, Litchfield National Park, Mindil Beach


The hot, dry bush in the Kakadu National Park

Some strange bush fruits in Kakadu - sorry, don't know the name, do you?


One of the many waterholes south of Darwin. This is part of Berry Springs.

The beautiful Arafura Sea. View from Darwin close to where the WW2 bombing took place.


A water buffalo caught resting while a friendly bird eats its pests.

Another swimming hole south of Darwin.

Many illegal fishing boats get confiscated. The Maritime Museum puts some on show.

Litchfield National Park swimming hole. Oh this was good on a boiling day!


They grow big termites in Darwin

A lovely cool bush walk south of Darwin (sorry! Darwin teeters on the edge of the Arafura Sea south everything else is south!

They're a weird bunch! Darwin streets.

So now we wait for the sunset. The beach will be packed soon. I'm going to post some glorious sunsets from Mindil Beach next post.

I hope you enjoyed tripping around Darwin.

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Loz said...

So with salties around can you swim at Darwin's beaches?

L'Aussie said...

The salties don't usually come onto the beaches, but there are deadly stingers so you can only swim a for a short perios. A shame, as the beaches are lovely. Safer to go to waterholes, but I hasten to say my husband and I were swimming away near Katherine Gorge not knowing there were crocs. Woops. Luckily they weren't hungry that day!

sclamaneen said...

The yellow flowers and the fruit are the Native Kapok tree (Cochlospermum fraserii)...