Wildlife, Happy Hour, Singing and Barramundi.
Trip Start Aug 08, 2011
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Tumbling Waters tourist park
We went to the Wildlife park the next day and saw all the animals and the live shows where they show animals and describe their habits in the wild (EG; The buzzard has a unique way of cracking shells with a rock to open them) and we saw one do this when they were on display. There was a train that operates on a "hop on hop off" track as it takes you through all the parks areas.
We also drove out to Mandorah and saw Darwin from across the ocean, the ferry comes to the jetty here from Darwin daily. We heard screeching coming from under the jetty and it ended up being bats nesting inside the jetty, I think they were the rare ghost bats and I got a photo.
Also at the caravan park they had a crocodile enclosure with weekly feeding, Live music which was a Karaoke night... Zelk and I joined in with the singing and dancing, even if we did get a little carried away and were asked by some of the other campers if we are going to be the entertainment the following week....Ummm no don't think so, Ha-ha.
During our stay there was a happy hour, $2 cans of beer, boy this was popular. Zelk and I met a great couple about our age (Chris and Jess) they were about to fly out to New Zealand then to Qld in December. They had been travelling other countries as well as Australia, We swapped numbers and hope catch up with them somewhere, Perhaps another happy hour.
The caravan park gave out free yabby nets to try and get some red-claw from their dam, we had no luck with this, but didn't mind cause we didn't know what a red-claw looked like.
Just up the road we went to the Berry Springs nature reserve, Wow what a great swimming hole, they are everywhere up here and they get better and better the further up we go. Once again out came our water noodles because we didn't want to step on any crocodiles.
On our way back from our Berry Springs swim we called into a mango orchard advertising $10 for a bag of fresh mango's, I bought a bag and there was 15 mango's in it, so cheap.
Before heading off to Darwin we had the chance to go Barramundi fishing and grabbed it. When at the top end you have to experience the thrill of catching a barra. We are happy to say we both caught several fish and have some fillets in the freezer awaiting a BBQ. Hope it tastes nice, we've never tried barra before.