Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mandorah NT

Looking back at Darwin from the ferry
Friday night saw us at Cullen Bay having a lovely seafood meal with another friend from WA, Lorraine, Bill worked with her when we lived in Perth many moons ago. Saturday we went to the Military museum at East Point. Quite a lot of history here especially when Darwin was bombed in World War 2. We then ventured into town and on to the Esplanade where "Glenti" festival was underway. Glenti is a greek festival, so lots of Greek costumes, dancing and of course the breaking of the plates and food and more food. We chose a selection of Moussaka, (not sure of the spelling), Dolomades, spicy sausages, dips, honey balls, etc. Then we chose a few sweets to take on home. They were delicious.

A little Cutey in his traditional costume at the Glenti festival

As it was a long weekend here for the Queen"s Birthday we again joined Lorraine and ferried over to Mandorah for the day. Not an Island as you can drive about 150kms around to reach the same spot.

Looking across at Darwin from Mandorah

It was quite unspoilt, very natural, lovely clear blue water, to look at, unable to swim in due to the possibilities of Crocodiles or stinging jelly fish. It consists of a hotel, there are other things in the town which is community run but they were not in walking distance. We intend to drive over here later when friends we met in Whyalla turn up namely Sherrill and Jan. They have brought a block of land in the ever growing estate of Wagait Beach. Look forward to seeing them soon. There are about 450 permanent residents living in Wagait Beach and they have their own Shire Council and Community Buildings, Corner Store, Sports Oval and Medical Centre.

Guess who at the Hotel

We spent a pleasant afternoon at the hotel enjoying a prolonged lunch with lovely breezes wafting over the water it was lovely and cool here but very hot in Darwin when we returned. The sea was very choppy on the way back so I think I held on for the 20 minutes it took to get us back to Cullen Bay. We arrived home about 6.30 after another magnificent day in paradise.

The view from the hotel

Talk again soon

1 comment:

Julia said...

Mandorah!! for a minute I thought you were back!
Great photos, you and Bill are looking lovely and relaxed..
Hugs Julia ♥