Glenn & Terri destination Darwin travel blog

The road to nowhere..try getting past that rock

thawing out in the morning sun

climbing out of the river...easy

a test for our readers.....what's this?

Hills near Turkey Creek

they even make 'em for motorbikes


I don't want to prattle on about the cold nights up here but last night Terri left the water in the sink and this morning it was frozen, not thick but a willy wag tail could have skated on it.

Despite that Terri still got up early and walked along the river bed with her video camera, rugged up with coat and beanie....weird really because about 2 hours after sunrise it's about 25c.

This next paragraph is required reading for anyone who drives a car....pretty much everyone. The last thing we do every night before going to bed is lock the car using the car remote from the camper. Last night it wouldn't lock...nothing. Which also means we were unable to disable the immobiliser to start the car. The remote was dead. Fortunately I have the spare remote in the car....plus a spare key secured under the car in case the doors are locked. My point is it's pointless keeping your spare remote at home in the kitchen drawer, especially if you're going to be out in the bush. ALWAYS keep it in the car along with a fresh battery...these things do die without warning and if it does you're stuck!! End of lecture.

Terri arrived back at camp and after thawing out we packed up and crossed our fingers the Pajero would do its' job and get us out. Engaged 4wd and low range...did it quite easily.

Not far to go today....63 kms to be precise, all the way to Turkey Creek where we're staying 2 nights so we can do a coach tour of the Bungle Bungles tomorrow. Been told the road has deep, deep corrugations and it takes about 3 hours to do the 50kms to get in so decided to pay someone to take us instead. Our pick up is 5.30am and we're brought back between 6 & 7pm. We were advised to get here early because the small caravan park fills up quickly....proved to be spot on, I think there were only 3 or 4 sites left when we got here at 9am. So it's been a real leisurely day, not much to do here, but an intersting place to sit back and watch the world go by.Thought we'd try the pool, sort of a warmish day.....never felt a pool so cold, 'tis warmer in the ocean at Middleton Beach.....but...Terri got in and swam around for a while. I pulled my toes out because they were starting to go numb. A young bloke came in and stripped down to his budgie smugglers and I said "it's bloody cold in"....nah, she'll be right....he dived straight in and when he surfaced I think he had trouble breathing. Funniest thing I've seen for a week or two.

Hopefully we'll have some nice pics for the blog tomorrow night.



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