24th Jul 2012
Kakadu to Darwin
We headed to Darwin with a stop on the way at 11am for our Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises on the Adelaide River. Before we boarded we had the opportunity to put a snake around our necks if you didn't have any sunscreen or moisturiser on your skin. How unlucky was I that I had just put some moisturiser on. Chelsea and Glenn were keen to have the slithery thing around them and Ethan was happy to touch the snake as he was the only one to have put sunscreen on and I was about 50 meters the other way from that snake after the incident at Katherine!!!!!
We boarded the boat debating where we were going to sit, top or bottom, left or right. We headed for the top right and took off up the river to see some Salty's. The 3mt tide was in so there wasn't alot of river bank around for them to be warming up for the day. We saw a couple on the banks and many floating around in the river trying to keep warm.
The girls on board working would dangle Buffalo meat tied on by cotton hanging from long rods. The 5 to 6mt Crocs would swim up towards the boat giving us all the shivers as it felt like they could just jump up and get us. With the meat dangling above them they would sink their tails, raise their heads and push their bodies out of the water to grab the meat.
They were scary as!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just confirms we won't be swimming anywhere, stick to the pool.
We drove around and headed to the furthest tip of the Northern Territory at Lee Point and put our feet in the Timor Sea. The tide was out, there were Soldier Crabs running around which the kids loved and collected some shells.
We are looking forward to staying in Darwin to have a rest!!!!!!!
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