Sunday, 20 February 2011

23 -25 October 2001

Set off on the tour at 7 in the morning. The tour guide Shawn was a local aboriginal and the rest of the group a mixture of nationalities. The firs tday was just a short walk, a swim in a natural pool and a visit to a cultural centre. In the evening we camped and I was a little smug being the only person who bought a hamock. The camp site turned out to be a living stereotype complete with singinmg round a campfire, which I didn't think happened in real life.

Visited a waterfall called Twin Falls and swam upstream for about half an hour to reach the second falls, which it was possible to walk under. In the evening Shawn showed us he could speak names through the didgeridoo.

In the morning we visited rock paintings at Ubrir. Shawn started to explain them and then changed his mind saying he had religious reasons not to reveal too much. The  afternoon was a boat trip to see crocodiles followed by finishing the tour with a glass of champagne on the boat before returning to Darwin.

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