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Sep 26, 2014 - Batchelor

When I awoke David was already outside photographing the sunrise and afterwards talking to John around the camp fire. I enjoyed the solitude of the morning. After breakfast we went over to say goodbye to the guys. We sat around talking for a while. We left the camp and went over to the Woolaning Home Christian College. Roger teaches music there. We went over to the room where he teaches and had a look at his methods. It was extremely interesting. We have had a great time visiting. Our first call after visiting the school was at Wangi...

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Aug 13, 2012 - Batchelor 3

Today we just sat back and relaxed. The boys did some work and mum did some ironing and washing and dad just read his book. The boys also went for a swim for an hour and Dad and Keagan watched a movie. For the movie for tonight we also had popcorn. But basically it was a relaxing day.

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Aug 12, 2012 - Batcheor 2

Today we went to the Litchfield National Park where we spent most of the day looking around. We first went to the magnetic termite hills. We then went to Florence Falls where we went along a walking track that had mini waterfalls and lots of small bridges to cross. We also went to the Tolmer Falls lookout where we saw a spectacular waterfall and very scenic views of the surrounding country. We had lunch and went to Wangi Falls where the boys went for a dip in large pool at the bottom of the falls. We were meant to go to the upper and lower...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Batchelor

Today we drove to Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise. On the tour we drove up to some crocs not even 1m away. We also saw a not very common bird, some other little birds on the water lilies and some big birds. Around the end of the tour we got some flowers from the lilies and took some cool pics with them on. We had lunch then came to The Big 4 Batchelor Resort on the edge of Litchfield National Park. The boys went on this closed in Dizzy Dummy and Dad made them go really fast.

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Aug 6, 2011 - Litchfield National Park

We had a quick breakfast and an early start this morning for we had another 300 kilometer journey before us to Litchfield National Park. We returned to Highway 1, or Stuart Highway, which is the main road crossing the continent north and south. It connects Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs, which meant: more road trains! This time we saw more of these traveling both directions. I was driving the first part today and had the opportunity to pass two rather long road trains (along with a number of slow-moving campers). It is quite nerve...

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May 15, 2011 - Litchfield National Park

We stayed for one night at Litchfield National Park (which apparently gets more visitors than Kakadu!). The waterfalls were beautiful, although only one was open for swimming due to the not so friendly crocs that were still around following the wet season! We did have a great swim at the base of Flornece Falls. A weekend was probably not the best time to visit though as there were people everywhere which did detract a bit from the setting. There were also some enormous termite mounds which are positioned north-south to get the best...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Litchfield National Park Days 68-70

Parked UB at Batchelor Big 4, and took a few day trips into Wangi Falls, Tabjeeta Falls, Tomley falls (more falls than a beginners "walking with stilts" class.) with associated walks and swimming holes. The great thing about the walks up here is the great rewarding swim in the crystal clear waterholes at each terminus. Its so lovely!. Litchfield is very picturesque and we think well have to come back here for a few more days with Mum and Dad. We headed back into Darwin to spend the day with the Beissel's at a great free water park that...

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Aug 6, 2009 - Thursday 6th August

A nothing day, Terri left before sun-up to catch her taxi to the airport for her flight to Nhulunbuy, so a sleep in for me. Insisted I don't drive her to the airport so no arguement from me. Still up with the birds, and a slow pack-up.....bloody warm morning, and sweat running off me while I packed everything up. Still undecided as to whether Darwin is all it's cracked up to be...love the calm balmy evenings but the days are still a tad warm for me.....any mildly physical activity (excluding golf) certainly raises a sweat. The airport would...

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Jul 29, 2009 - Wednesday 29th July

July 29th Got up feeling a bit better, moving a bit more freely. What a wild night….for 3 ½ weeks we’ve had dead calm nights, absolutely no wind…..and then last night it’s blowin’ a gale. Bit concerned about bush fires because everywhere we camp there’s always someone with a camp fire, a fire last night would have been out of control. Today is exploring day, so set out for Wangi falls 4 km away, hoping to get a fluffy coffee at the kiosk there…..joke!!!. Not to worry, settled for an iced chocolate before walking down to the falls and...

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Jul 29, 2009 - Tuesday 28th July

July 28th Woke after a fitful night,my back giving me buggery, pity really because it’s so quiet out here and nice and cool for sleeping. Terri wanted to have breakfast down near the water but I wasn’t so keen, given I’m struggling to walk, so we had it at the camper. Pretty brisk chilly morning so there’s only one thing to do, jump in the warm river. Found a spot where the water was quite hot and let it flow over my back for about half an hour….ooohh luvlee. Could have stayed all day but decided to move on. Felt a bit better after the long...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Bachelor

BATCHELOR: 19th June. Today we headed south, again on the Stuart Highway for the short trip to Litchfield National Park. The 1500 square-kilometre Litchfield National Park features a myriad of diverse environments including rugged sandstone escarpments, perennial spring-fed streams, monsoon rainforest, magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls and historic ruins. The Finniss exploration was the first European connection to the area and the park was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield, a member of the expedition. For 75 years until 1955, the...

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May 15, 2008 - 15th May, Batchelor

This is Friday morning, too late last night to complete the blog....so here 'tis. Up early in Katherine and a short walk to the hot springs just at the back of the caravan park....this is my kinda swimming....warm ,crystal clear, flowing water. Spent an enjoyable 20 or 30 minutes here before breakfast, and then packed and on the road to Batchelor...only about 250kms to do today. Very picturesque countryside now, rolling hills and lush greenery....as my Dad described it in his diary...getting more junglified. Closer to Batchelor I noted one...

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