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Living in a holiday destination … by the sea

So we have travelled up the western Australian coast, and so admired the Indian Ocean, the Ningaloo reef, the turquoise waters, the stunning colours of the Kimberley, the gorgeous sunsets in Darwin, and so much inland, the rugged and ancient landscapes, the rock pools, the joy of being on holidays…

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A new beginning on the Sunshine Coast Queensland – Aug 2018

The revolving cycle of life. From firsts, to lasts, and lots in-between. Starting again in a new location, new state, although to be fair and respectful to so many immigrants, and refugees, still in our special and beautiful country. And to re-affirm the key values of this blog, gratitude, joyfulness…

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Melbourne in Winter. 20180701.

Well the end is here. Of our extended holiday. The start of a new fiscal year started with our early morning trip to Melbourne on the red eye from Darwin. Leaving balmy Darwin at 2am in short-sleeves, to arriving in Melbourne just prior to sunrise and barely 5 degrees. A…

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Darwin last day. 20180630

We discovered this morning how close Litchfield National Park is to Darwin. What a great place on their doorstep, for a swim, given that is not so possible on the lovely beaches here. After leaving Batchelor this morning, we visited the very pleasant market at Parap, had a delicious smoothie…

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Litchfield National Park NT. 20180629

After the most spectacular of breakfasts at our five star accommodation (we were obliged to move there for one night as our other accommodation was double booked – we lucked out), we headed to Litchfield National Park some 200 km from Katherine to the north west, on the way to…

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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. 20180628

This Gorge located 30 km in the Nitmiluk National Park is a continuous piece of rock running from Arnhem Land to the north. This morning we enjoyed several hours cruising this most spectacular place, including a most enjoyable swim near the third Gorge. Indeed there are many gorges but in…

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Cooinda, Yellow Waters and Maguk 20180627

After an overnight stay at the Cooinda Lodge, some 50 odd km to the south of Jabiru in the Kakadu National Park, we were up early for our sunrise cruise of Yellow Waters. What an experience that was. A true highlight for our ever too short Kakadu stay. We feel…

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Kakadu National Park 20180626

Early start with 30 minute scenic fright …. flight out of Jabiru. Was fine but a bit bumpy and a few anxious passengers. Then stone country travels, indigenous art, wetlands and finishing in Cooinda tonight. Have also added some repeats from Ubirr given we visited there again to visit the…

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Jim Jim Falls and Jabiru NT. 20180625

No crocodiles today, just lots of croc stories, warnings and signs. What we did have was a major shemozzle this early morning when our tour company stuffed up all their pickups, to the extent every tour was delayed and many had to be rearranged, including ours. In our case, we…

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Kakadu National Park and Jabiru NT. 20180624

Headed to Kakadu National Park today, staying at Jabiru for next two nights. So today has been about wetlands, crocs, and a few other impressive animals. Apparently a nice sunset is later, if we get there. Wetlands. Our first day. The salt water crocodiles on the Adelaide River NT. And…

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