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We are back at Katherine on the Way to the West

Katherine, Australia

We spent five days, four nights in Kakadu which was fantastic. I think the sites can't get any better. It is almost like travelling in the South Island of New Zealand where every turn is a Snow capped mountain or Glacier ( in other words a post card picture) - you almost become complacent about how beautiful it is. The last night in Kakadu we drove on 37 kilometres of dirt roads (4 wd recommended - alas our vehicle is not 4 wd but Glenn wanted to give it a go). After alot of jolting and eating of dust we arrived at a spectacular camping area. In the morning we walked up to a waterfall where there was large plunge pool which they all plunged into for ages. Only fresh water crocodiles there which are harmless, needless to say I am not brave enough to swim if there is any potential of crocodiles fresh or salty. It was certainly worth the corrugations and bumping to get to this site. At the rock pool we met another family travelling for nine months and they had a daughter (Caitlin's Best friend of course) who was 6 and her birthday was only a week after Caitlin. They had lots of fun together and when we walked back to our camp site Sophie came over and they watched Sponge Bob together. Caitlin is hoping we will meet up again as they are heading in our direction. Last night we left Kakadu and went to Edith Falls just 50 Kilometres North of Katherine where we camped for the night. This morning we went on another walk to the Edith Waterfall and a large plunge pool which they all dived into. We are now in Katherine getting fuel and doing a big shop before heading west for Kununurra. School holidays are almost over so we will savour the last couple of days

permalink written by  michelle62 on July 12, 2007 from Katherine, Australia
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we are following your journey with great interest. Very cold in Gordon and still looking for rain. Everyone well. Christine

permalink written by  Christine McDaid on July 14, 2007

Hi guys, Sounds like fun fun fun. Perhaps you might like to introduce Sophie to Jack Sparrow. Just celebrating Paul's birthday, he's talking of going to Humpty Dooooo tooooo! Anna

permalink written by  annamorgan on July 17, 2007

Hope you are enjoying the great weather it is snowing everywhere here so I imagine it would be snowing at Falcon Hill.

permalink written by  janine on July 17, 2007


Just up-dated on your blog sounds like you are still having a wonderful time but I would pass the mossies and crocodiles.

We are having a real cold snap- snowing in the Dandenongs and Ballarat. Lots of rain and it only got to 9 degrees yesterday.

I sent you a text on Glenn's phone but Avril H. said you are now using Michelle's.

Let me know the next major town you will be at as someone gave me a funny DVD about travelling in the outback and I want to send it to you.

Everything here is going well, just busy with EOY- which means end of year as I am sure that you will have forgotten all those boring work terms with all of that swimming and sunshine.

Keep safe and enjoy the experience


permalink written by  Avril webster on July 17, 2007

I'm with you Michelle, all crocodiles have big teeth, big teeth equal big pain.
Have fun!!!

permalink written by  Gabe Milward on July 18, 2007

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4/5's of the James Family have been planning to go on a trip around Australia for a number of years. We now have the vehicle which we are having modified and we hope to leave late April 2007

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