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Easter at Nitmiluk

Thursday, April 21st- Tuesday, April 26th

Hi Everyone,
Hope you enjoyed your Easter Break. We spent a very relaxing 5 days in the Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) with Sam and Ken. The campground is beautiful and has a great pool which proved to be a welcome relief most days. We spent one restless night in the company of several hundred screeching bats but we then moved as far away as we could from the amenities block and that reduced the noise level considerably.
Here are a few snaps from the weekend.

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We splurged on the 3.5 hour dinner cruise which was well worth it. We toured the gorge for a couple hours and then moored on the bank for the 3 course banquet. There is something magical about having dinner on the water as the sun sets and the stars come out (although I would recommend you remember the insect repellent if you are planning on being outside at dusk)!!

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We were lucky enough to come across this crocodile and Danny and I had the front two seats so we got a great view of it. We were hoping to hire a canoe for a day but the gorge had not been swept clean of salt water crocs after the wet season so canoeing was off the agenda (and we were taking the whole relaxing thing to a new level so I'm not sure we would have had the energy for it anyway)!

We went to Edith Falls Waterhole on one afternoon. It involved a bit of a hike but it was well worth it being able to splash about it in the cool of the water for a while.

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And we still managed to find plenty of time to relax under the awning, reading our books, doing the jigsaw, drinking, chatting and playing cards. Despite what it might look like this was not a game of strip poker- we were just keeping cool as best we could! (We never managed to fit in a game of scrabble)!

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There is another long weekend coming up- how handy is that?! :) It means the job hunting is going slowly so not much to report there as yet. Dan is heading off tomorrow on a fishing charter so hopefully he will have some photos for the next blog entry.

Posted by jacanddan 22:55 Archived in Australia

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