Thursday 18th August 2011, Mataranka.

We went walking again today to revisit the springs in the area. Linda, for some reason, didn’t take any photos when we were last here, so today she took her camera. We actually got to do a couple of walks that were closed when we were here last time.

One walk we did today made me wonder about back in the days when Australia converted to metric measurements as to whether the Northern Territory were short on funds or something. It seems to me they might not have been able to afford the conversion so they changed the names only but kept all the old measuring devices. Ever since we have been in NT we have had the idea that all the walks we have done have been about twice as long as mentioned in the information given for each area, and this especially seemed to be the case today.