26.08.2011 - 10.09.2011
Since our last update there has been a definite change in the weather- the temperature and the humidity is slowing creeping up and whilst no one is officially saying its the start of the build up, we have certainly noticed the difference. And the great thing about it is we are now back in the pool!!
We have had a couple of visitors in the past month. Ben and Heidi dropped in for a few days on their way to Bali. It was great to catch up with them and share some great SA wine!
My cousin Chris and his mate Ben also arrived from NSW. While talking to them on the phone we realised they had booked into the same caravan park as us so organising a catch up was pretty easy.
At the end of August we visited Gunbalanya ( a community in West Arnhem Land). One day a year they hold an Open Day which allows people to visit without the usual permit. It was just an incredible day. We stayed in Jabiru the night before and it meant an early start to get across the river at low tide but it was worth it to see the sunrise.
The Art Gallery had paintings and baskets for sale, spear making for those who wanted to and a spear throwing competition.
The cooking in the ground oven was terrific. The yams tasted quite delicious. There was also magpie geese and fish to try.
There was a footy comp on the town oval. We were hoping to watch the grandfinal at the end of the day but we were still up Injalak Hill.
The highlight of the day was definitely the walking tour of Injalak Hill. The views from the top were spectacular and the rock art (some of which was 8000 years old) was simply awesome. Our guide, Simon was quietly spoken and had the most amazing Dreaming stories to share. Our 2hour tour ended up being nearly 4 hours long!
There are plenty of other photos in the gallery.
Till next, J & D