Wednesday 25th May 2011, Darwin.
I remember someone on the Sunshine Coast last year trying to tell me that there was a time period, even within the dry season, not to visit Darwin and the area, but I can’t remember what the reason was, if it was ever given to me. I think I may have figured out what it might be: This time of the dry season sees most of the national park walks closed because of either water or crocodiles. This may not be a normal reason though, as this years wet was the wettest for a very long time and they may be taking a while longer than usual to get over it. This does not bother us as we are going to be here for a few months and all the walks will eventually be open for us to partake in, but this is no consolation for those who only come here for a very short visit. A short drive today took us to a couple of the parks that were closed, but now I have accessed a web site that gives information on access to all parks in the area. We did visit an attraction called the Window to the Wetlands, and it was just that. It was a lookout on the only hill in the area looking out over miles and miles of nothing but flat wetlands, something we were just not expecting so our visit here has been very enlightening already.