The wildlife of Oz

Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
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Trip End Dec 12, 2010


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The Bark Hut

Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jabiru, Bamurru (magpie goose), Emu, Wallaby, WallaroO, Crocodiles, Sea Eagles, brown snakes and Green Ants! And lots more that we can't remember the names of. 
All this in one small part of the huge Kakadu National Park, where we went for a couple of days to see very ancient aboriginal rock paintings, wild life and astonishing landscapes.
First day we visited Nourlangie with a crowd of "not so young people" in a big double decker bus. Not ideal but we still slowly saw what we wanted, which included crocodiles and so on during the cruise on the yellow water billabong. And again, the feeling of being in a National geographic documentary :)
Was quite a long first day and we ended up at the Bark Hut right in time for dinner, and went to bed straight away. With great pleasure we had a bunk bed double room all for us and a million little unknown insects.
Second day, off we went to the Arnhem Land, an aboriginal land where you actually need permission to enter, to go and see, with a local guide, marvelous rock art and learn a few of their stories (very interesting) and a bit of their culture and life.
Lots has changed from the old days, where they were hunting and fishing with spears and arrows, Tomo, our guide, said that if he tried throwing a spear now his shoulder would hurt! ....I suppose...
Also they go buy the paint in the shop rather than making it themselves by grinding rocks and such. They don't paint on the rocks anymore, as all the stories have been told already.
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