Friday, April 10, 2009

Darwin Photos

I had a lovely and very relaxing few days off while I was in Darwin. The heat was absolutely overwhelming, but I spent 95% of my time swimming in the pool, reading by the pool or drinking by the pool, so it wasn't that bad!

We did take a break from the pool and hired a car and drove up to Kakadu National Park, where I spent the whole time being scared of being eaten by a crocodile. We walked around looking at the amazing Aboriginal rock art and it turns out that wearing thongs, my bathers and a sundress was not appropriate clothing for Kakadu. I also swallowed a fly, which was extremely traumatic for me. This is why I don't get out in nature too often...

I really struggled with my fitness and getting about Kakadu, so I can now add "Go back to Kakadu and go on a hike" to the list of things I want to do that I was too scared/unfit to do when I first visited (along with ski in New Zealand, surf in Hawaii and climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris).

Weight whining aside, I had a truly relaxing time on holidays and it was good to get away from my normal life and put a few things in perspective.

The pool at the hotel

Me kicking back in the pool

Me in the pool feeling 100% relaxed

The view from the pool

Me and AJ stopping for a break on the long road to Kakadu

Me feeling very excited to have finally made it to Kakadu

The view over Kakadu

One of the many swamp areas at Kakadu that I am sure was infested with crocodiles

Kakadu National Park

AJ exploring Kakadu

Ancient Aboriginal rock art

Me trying to ruin AJ's photo

The gorgeous Cullen Bay

Me at Cullen Bay


  1. Stay in the pool mate.. stuff dem crocodiles! They eat ya! Lovely photos.

  2. Wow. I didn't realise how beautiful it was up there.

    Great photos. I think I have the same dress as you in the photo of you trying to ruin AJ's photo.


  3. I loooooved looking at your pictures! You looked GORGEOUS in that dress. Love it! And AJ?? Adorable. :)

  4. OMG that pool - no wonder you seldom left, it looks incredible!

    Kakadu is on my list of "must go" places - very jealous. Great photos, thanks so much for sharing them.

  5. Awesome photos - love the look of the pool, definitely sounds like a trip to remember!

  6. My son (and I) just did a school project on Kakadu National Park. He loves these photos, they are so much better than Wikipedia.


  7. That looks so good! I'm so jealous that you're swimming when I'm wrapped up and wearing slippers.
    Glad you had fun :)

  8. Please add "drink lots of citron vodka with cranberry with Jules" to your NZ trip.

    Beautiful place, beautiful girl!!

  9. your pictures are all gorgeous and you are so pretty! looks like a fun time.


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