Monday, July 30, 2012

Winter on The Murray River

July is cold. You can get some real "crunchy" frosts along the Murray, and some magnificent clear, blue sky days.  And, sometimes it's cold, and raining. But the Mighty Murray keeps on flowing and at the moment she is popping through the low spots in her banks and filling up the back lagoons. Looks great to see her swelling high and wide, but not threatening to be a major the moment anyway. Went for a walk (where possible still) along her banks and took some pic and video. Just recently purchased an iphone, and did it all with that. What a great toy! My Nikon is feeling a little neglected of late.
I really enjoy the abundance of wild life and the majestic Murray River Redgums. They are enjoying a good drink at the moment, which they need to survive.

Check out my small iphone video on the great Australian Bush on The Murray River. It's wonderful to hear the wild life and see the river flowing freely. Hope you enjoy it to.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Great Places to Visit - Darwin N.T

If you've never been to Darwin, then perhaps you should consider a visit. I personally don't like and don't do to well in humidity, yet I still wanted to see Darwin. So July was the time for us, with an air conditioned one bedroom apartment with a view of the Wharf Precinct. That way we could venture out early, hibernate in the air-con during the heat of the day, and venture out again late afternoon. Worked pretty well, although according to the locals the humidity was high this year for July......lucky me! Still we didn't let that stop us.

As is apparently a must we went to the Mindil Beach Markets on Sunday night. It appeared that everyone withing a 100klm radius did the same thing. Very multicultural, very colourful, lots and lots of yummy food stalls, lots to look at and to top it off a lovely sunset. Great way to spend an evening, after browsing the market, buy something to eat, adjourn to the beach, and watch a beautiful sunset. Paradise it was indeed. Of course, come prepared with some insect spray as there are both mozzies and midgies up here, and they are hungry for fresh tourist blood! We did our best to deter them, and they didn't bother us too much.

Another outing was spent wandering the city mall. Ladies, there are heaps of great clothing shops, tourist shops, and thankfully good food and coffee shops. Easy to walk to from any main tourist accommodation.

Lots of history in Darwin to see, remains from cyclones, etc and the World War II museum.
Highly recommend the war museum although be prepared, they don't appear to have any air conditioning, so dress light and drink plenty of water. Very well maintained and we enjoyed the history of Darwin being bombed complete with videos, photo's, and outside trucks, guns etc to walk amongst. Very good.

All in all a great break away for our 5 day break. Another thing ticked off our list of things we want to do and places we want to see.

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