Trip Start Jan 16, 2011
60Trip End Apr 04, 2011
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Lovely guide - Lynz and in total just 7 of us on the tour. Another pretty long drive as the distances we have to cover to get anywhere are huge.
Arrived at Yellow water river and got into another little tin boat to take us over the flooded roads to the other side where we picked up another truck.
We drove to Ubirr an Aboriginal Art site and heard some more of the traditions and stories of the local people.We climbed to the top of an escarpment, almost melting in the heat and humidity, but it was so worth it when we got to the top. The views were totaly awsome. The flood plain belw is a bright irridescent green, its hard to imagine that what loos like bright green grass is in fact all floating on water, The little shrubs poking through are all trees with their feet in water
Back down and a picnic, Lynz said he could feed us all with the plants and seeds surrounding us and this is how the indigenous people lived. I was definitely not on or eating a witchety grub, but I did taste ome of the berries.
Back to the boat and Robbie the boatman is a very well respected Aboriginal artist who has had a lot of his work exhibited. He gave us a demonstration of how they make their spears and catch fish the whole wilderness is full of food if you know how to find it.
This was a magical day and one I will remember as a highlight of our trip, writing about it just doesn't do it justice.