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The 4.5m croc!
Got up at 5:45am to pack up and check out. Got picked up at about 7am on our tour. Met the others - D our tour guide, C + B from Ireland, K from England, D + M from Italy, K from Korea, S from Australia, G from Germany, and K from Australia. Everyone seemed really nice. After driving for ages our first stop was Corroboree Billabong where we went on a boat trip and saw HEAPS of saltwater crocs, about every 2 metres or so! The biggest one was 4.5m long, approximately 40 years old, and absolutely MASSIVE! It was like being in Jurassic Park or something. We also saw heaps of birds including cormorants, egrets, ducks and pelicans, plus the cool Jabirus. On the way to the billabong we also learnt heaps about bush tucker from D, including yellow flowers that you can eat and come into flower when freshwater crocs are laying their eggs.
Human figure, Ubirr Rock
Plus plants you could eat when you have tooth ache, sore throats, dusty eyes etc! Stopped for lunch at East Alligator which was make your own sandwich. A couple of 'grey nomads' (an Aussie term for retirees who are travelling around Australia, usually in a massive Winnebago or something like that) stopped to take photos of us which I thought was hilarious. In the arvo we went to Ubirr Rock where we saw the most incredible rock art and had a great view of the Arnhem Land escarpment and the burning off the rangers were doing of the wetlands. Heaps of different images were depicted, each painted in brilliant earthy colours. Arrived after dark at our campsite Muirella Park and had beef spaghetti for tea.
Chelsea says:
lol, Jurassic Park - I know the feeling! ;)
Posted on: Aug 22, 2008
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The 4.5m croc!
The 4.5m croc!
Human figure, Ubirr Rock
Human figure, Ubirr Rock
These spiders had really interesti…
These spiders had really interest…
Water lilies on Corroboree Billabo…
Water lilies on Corroboree Billab…
The edible yellow flowers that com…
The edible yellow flowers that co…
Turtle, Ubirr Rock
Turtle, Ubirr Rock
View from Ubirr Rock
View from Ubirr Rock
Kakadu National Park
photo by: Biedjee