hiking and waterfalls
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ok, so still in kakadu (silly computer)! marc wakes me up at 6.30am and tells me that we are going on a day trip!
so we set off, 3 4wd with 5 people in each, along another very bumpy road for 2 hours! heaps more bumpy though! our first stop was a 40 minute walk to jim jim falls. the rocks steadily got bigger and bigger, until we were proper rock climbing...again! as its the dry season there was only a barely visible trickle of water down the rocks but apparently in the wet season it is a torrent. it was still way impressive though. especially as the tour guides made tea to go with our muffins on the rocks! we could have swam in the plunge pool but was told it was freezing (apart from the very small possibility that a croc could appear!) so only one guy in our group ventured in!
next we drove to twin falls.
after a short boat trip through another stunning gorge we had a short walk to the falls. as these are spring fed they flow year round, but again in the wet they are even more spectacular.
have to cross the scary river again, but this time a little more enjoyable! and we got out the other side to take pics of the other vehicles coming through the river. pretty cool! although we couldnt get too close to the river because of the croc danger!
once we had got past the bumpiest part of the road (oh, and after stopping to try bush passionfruit- lush!) i pretty much crashed out!
around the park the rangers hold various (free!) talks, slideshows and walks so we took advantage of it and went to see a slideshow/talk about crocodiles. impressive stuff!
and another thing before i go, they burn off the long grass in the dry season to prevent serious bush fires. and where were they doing this? right near our tent. marvellous! luckily there was a guy keeping an eye on it and kept the sprinklers going so we didnt burn to death!