We enjoyed a lazy start leaving Katherine mid-morning and visited the local museum that had been closed over the weekend and Labor Day Holiday. They had a great plane and other hsitorical memorabilia and we enjoyed the visit.
The drive north took about three hours arriving in Berry Springs, a few miles south of Darwin in the afternoon. We have originally booked a campsite for one more night followed by two nights in a comfy, air conditioned cabin...and on arrival we were able to upgrade to the cabin for all three nights. So we said goodbye to our campervan bed and HELLO to a lovely queen bed in cool splendor for the next three days.
Darwin is a large city with it and its suburbs housing about 160,000 folks. We spent our first day visiting the Aviation Museum with is B-52 resident bomber.
Then while labels are still in English, we started on our list of things needed for our next leg. A visit to the post office sent off our latest round of mailings and we ended up the day at the Mindli Beach Evening Market. Various local vendors had their wares on display and we snagged a great buy on a Truck Canvas Hat, had a couple of smoothies, and walked around a bit. A short drive got us to downtown for a look around before heading back to camp.
Our last day was spent packing up for the big travel day and we enjoyed a great movie in the afternoon by Simon Baker called "Breath."
We departed our camp and headed to the RV depot to return our van. Then it was on to the airport for our flight to Sydney. We stayed the night in a local hotel before boarding our flight to Bali the next afternoon.
We have already made plans to visit Australia again in a couple of years, probably when it is time to head over to South America. This time we will attack the interior, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, and visit our girls once again in Batemans Bay.
We love this country...truly.