Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mary River and Corroboree Lagoon

These Berries were on a tree outside the Visitors Centre apparently they are very poisonous the aborigines used the juice on their spears for hunting. They are known as Strynine Trees
The Lillies in Mary River the crocs are thought to hide among them
Today we had been very busy packing up ready for the next step of our adventure. We leave here tomorrow morning and will travel about 316kms south to Katherine where we are booked into the Big 4 Caravan Park until Sunday morning. We have spent 6 weeks altogether in Darwin and we will pay our last visit to the Wharf tonight for the customary fish and chips. Monday we joined Hedy and Russell and visited the Wetlands Lookout at the visitors centre there. It was a very well set out observatory with lots of interactive things for big and little kids alike.

The Wetlands

We lunched at the Corroboree Tavern. Many of the Crocodile tour boats leave from here and it is situated along side the Adelaide River. After lunch we continued travelling to the Mary River, where the houseboats are available for hire.

Could you imagine a croc underneath here

Tuesday we went out to Humpty Doo to visit friends that have arrived in Darwin. We travelled with them until Alice Springs. So we said a quick Hullo and Goodbye to John and Carol we may not see them again as we are heading East and they are going over to the West. So tomorrow is the day we say farewell to Darwin. It will be sad but we are looking forward to the next phase of new discoveries and new friends.

The Mary River

Talk again soon

1 comment:

Vickie and Chris said...

Enjoy the next stage of your trip Jan.
We have Eira and Keith staying with us for a few days before they head north to the sun. We should be leaving for the sun in about a week or so as well.
Will keep reading!