|The view from up top at Gumlom.. Guaranteed croc free|
|up top plunge pool|
ahh the serenity
|Troy swam over to the water fall. The ranger assured me it was OK but i just couldn't do it and take the plunge into the darkness|
|That night we had our best thunder & lightning show to date. Who needs a telly.|
A cold beer & Gourmet Pizza's for dinner
Camp the next morning
The base of the falls at Gumlom. Very inviting
Noodle in tow...
Plenty of freshies about.Wore my Grey Nurse hat with the big teeth just in case...
Finally something bigger than the car...
Saw photos of this place from a neighbour at camp back in Darwin. The name says it all. Yep " wild " Barra and you guessed it NO FISHING!!!!!
Overflow from up top care of the last nights storms meant the water was now murky We couldn't see 2 feet underneath us which may have been a good thing. I had seen under water photo's of this place & there are HEAPS of fish at your feet. The water was fantastic & worth a dip anyhow. The walk back to the car park followed the creek down stream for about 1km. There was a reminder exactly where we were with a croc trap waiting to catch the next critter that ventures up stream when the wet season opens the place up for there migration to the next water hole.
South alligator river crossing
|no swimming here!|
A frill neck lizard headed north away from the lens
|The views from up top at Ubirr. We sat & watched the sun set that night & cracked open a cold one only to be told no drinking in Kakadu unless back at your camp! bugger it was nice and cold as well. we put the cap back on & saved it for camp.|
Just to clarify..... There was a 2mtr drop to a very shallow beach just in front of us. The locals say it was the only safe place to fish...
I can't see the problem. Tastes good to me. I'm not a bad person ... All I ask for is one Barra
Nature at its creative best
Elvis is alive and well! This guy rocks. What a Fro! He would also win any Movember pole by a long shot.... He's got it all
A rock painting at Ubirr of the now extinct " wild" Barra Even the locals used to catch them with their bare hands. We have modern day technology on our side & still nothing!
Tasmanian tigers used to live in these parts 4000 years ago.. with the Barra
This dude is the protector of the lands. The belief is if you take something away from its surrounds and upset the balance you will be cursed & have bad luck. No souveniring stones from this place.
Troy hunting back packers at Ubirr
|360 degree views all as good or better than this one|
Mimi are spirits that do the paintings up high on the rocks. They are very tall & thin & only come out on very calm nights or else they could get blown away in the wind. They are so strong the can pull the rock down & return it when they have finished there art work. Its got me buggered how they got that painting 10 mtrs up on the underside of the cliff!
|Cahills crossing |
Crock in waiting. They say you can size a croc by measuring the distance from his nostrils to his eyes & times it by 7.... This one is friggin huge!
|See Tan I told you I would use it... Cleaning out the indicators after a close call by a close follower|
Living it Large...hhhmm MEAT!
No greenery in sight... Scurvy to follow shortly.