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The Darwin Cup and Douglas Hot Springs

August 1st- August 12th

Hi Everyone, This is just a quick one to fill you in on the past couple weeks. :)

The day of the cup finally arrived and it was a great day- lots of sunshine and a great atmosphere and even though they ran out of drinking water, there was enough champagne and beer to keep us cool. We didn't pick the winner of the cup but we did manage to choose the second and third horse over the line and we won enough during the day between us to keep us going back to the bookie.
Enjoy the photos and don't forget to check out the photo gallery on the right for more!

Danny, Jac and Ken all ready to go


Danny and Jac at the general admission marquee


Danny and Jac in the Darwin Life Glam Marquee

Last weekend was much more low key. We spent it at Douglas Hot Springs which is south west of Adelaide River. It is a stunningly beautiful part of the world and how great it is being able to loll about in the water and not have to look for crocs at the same time! Some areas really were too hot to stand in and others quite cool. The trick was to find a spot where the temperature was just right and then sit back and let the water (and fish) swirl past. Beats me how the fish didn't get poached on the way through but I guess they knew how to keep to the cooler channels.



Steam rising in the early morning

Termite mounds on the way home from Douglas Hot Springs

Bins at the campground


This week we said goodbye to Charlie. He was put down on Thursday suffering badly from cancer in his liver. We miss him!




Posted by jacanddan 02:02

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So very sorry to hear about Charlie. There will be a big hole in your life but lots of happy memories

by Francie

Hi Guys, Excellent photos, you really are throwing yourselves into this trip.
Certainly some spectacular scenery. We have just finished a 92 klm ride - time now for pasta and suck on a red. Cheers Dolores & Rico xx

by Dolores & Rico

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