Di and Pete's 2014 Oz Adventure travel blog

Crocodile warning sign

We returned our noodles and set off again getting closer to our next big destination Darwin. We planned to stop at Adelaide River however came across a big rest area just south of Adelaide River at Bridge Creek so decided to camp the night. A men was taken by a croc yesterday at Adelaide Riyver so it possibly would be hectic there so glad we didn't stay there. The camp area was good except in was very dusty with bull dust, our feet and caravan floor was filthier then usual.

You definitely meet all sorts on your travels and we sure did at Bridge Creek Rest Area. We just set up camp and a van arrived and set up in front of us. A man jumped out of his car and was over talking to us before we knew it, I just looked at Pete's face, it was priceless. This men just kept talking non stop and we didn't say a word. Finally he left us but straight away targeted some other poor travellers but we could hear every word, it lasted for well over an hour. He was still harassing poor backpackers at nearly 10 pm, a captive audience. We wanted to yell out and tell him to go to bed. We felt sorry for him but sorrier for us and all other campers. We will definitely avoid him if we see him again on our travels as he is going in the same direction as us.

There was a grass fire on the other side on the highway when we arrived but my protector assured me we would be safe. I still wanted to be packed ready to move out if need be, anyway we survived the night with the grass fire not crossing the road or creek, however when leaving we saw burnt remnants from the fire. There were lots of burnt areas along the highway, some would have been from controlled burning but last nights fire definitely wasn't.

We called into Adelaide River where the man was taken by the croc a few days ago. We didn't venture anywhere near where he was taken just stopped in the town for breakfast. The markets were on so we bought something from most stalls, it wasn't hard as there were only a handful of stalls but we enjoyed looking around and enjoyed eating what we bought for breakfast. We hit the road for our final stretch to Darwin.

We arrived in Darwin around midday, collected a key from my friend Sue and parked the van at her place and parked ourselves inside as we are staying in her unit with her for our stay (yippie). The van was full of dusk but I felt we had plenty of time to give it a good clean out so we went and visited the supermarket, had a nice meal and relaxed for evening.

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