Sunday 31st July 2011, Mary River NP.
So much for the peace and quiet we were going to have while here, it is a long weekend and everyone from Darwin have come here with families for a weekend of fishing.
A drive around the Mary River National Park was the order of the day today. There are a couple of 4 wheel drive tracks, one of which I intended to traverse, and did, and a couple of lookouts over the river were also on the plan. The 4 wheel drive track took us right through the wetland area and gave us a bit more of a perspective on what it is like in the wet season, and offered some rough driving sections that I thoroughly enjoyed, and Linda learned that she had to come to terms with. Even though some of the sights to see are nothing spectacular, except for the river views, we have often said is it worth it, but they all do have their individual characteristics that do make the touring all worth the while. We did miss a couple of sights, that included walking tracks, because they weren’t very well sign posted, and I am not one for guessing where they are, so we bypassed them and went back home. We have quite often heard the comment that Kakadu was not worth the visit, and I am becoming to think that it may well mostly be the type of sightseeing we have done today, but looking at the over-all picture I am sure it will be all worth it, especially seeing we do intend using the full 2 weeks that the pass does give us to have a good look around, where some of those people do not spend much time there at all.