Monday, June 15, 2009

Dundee Beach, Crab Claw Island NT

Dundee Beach

My brother sort of indicated that it was about time I updated my blog so here goes. I guess I could tell you all about the negative things like I have been bitten again by the sand flies and are sctaching madly or again I could tell you about the humidity and the fact that it is so warm up here, but I won't. I think it is much nicer up here than at home at the moment, I beleive it is very cold in WA and Queensland. Saturday we went out to Dundee Beach about 100kms along the Cox Peninsular road, partly bitumenised and mostly gravel.

Dundee Beach I am standing under this lovely old tree

They were burning off the undergrowth so we travelled through the smoke as well, again we were rewarded by another little piece of unspoilt territory. Dundee Beach is mainly a fishing area and consists mainly of the Dundee Lodge. The sand is soft so boats are towed out and retrieved by a tractor. For $20 this chappie sits in the hotel and tows boats in and out all day. Each trailer is allocated its own number and on returning the boaties hold up their number, he retrieves their trailer and tows then in.

Towing one of the fishing boats in

He towed about 88 boats in last Saturday. We chatted with the locals for awhile then continued back to Crab Claw Island Resort where they were prepaing for a wedding to be held later in the day.

Crab Claw Island Resort

The beach at the resort

The resort looked very nice, consisted of cabins on the beach and a restaurant and also room for the odd caravan or two. On the way home we called into the Berry Springs Nature Park, now this was truly beautiful, junglelike foliage and sweeping grass leading down to the pools below, a small waterfall and clear clear warm water. We didn't take photos here as we intend visiting again and make use of the many BBQs and table settings for a picnic and a swim. Friday night we visited the wharf again for fish & chips and I heard someone calling my name, looked behind and it was Heather and Ian from Bunbury they had ridden their motorbike up to visit their daughter. Sunday we visited the Museum at the Arts council, main feature was the Cyclone Tracey from 1974. Quite interesting. We briefly watched the go-karts finals at the Motorplex. We have the V8 Supercars here this weekend so the caravan park is getting full. Later in the afternoon we went out to Fred's Pass Reserve and visited Lance and Kay from the RatsNest (the name of their Bus) arrived home just in time for another happy hour. Happy Birthday again to Fiona for the 13th.
Talk again soon


Nigel and Gay said...

Sounds wonderful. Darwin is a really nice place but a bit humid. Your photos are very nice and descriptions excellent.
Love Gay and Nigel

Vickie said...

Hi Twinny
What!! No pics of the sarong and g string! I feel very envious of you being in Darwin. It is my most fave spot I think. Enjoy it while you can
Love Vicki

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful card and birthday wishes.
Love Fee