Kakadu

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Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia is a world heritage listed site for so many reasons. One is that it has had continuous occupation for about 40,000+ years. The name ‘Kakadu’ comes from an Aboriginal floodplain language called Gagudju which was one of the languages spoken in the north of the park at the beginning of the twentieth century. Today, Kadadu is jointly managed by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Director of National Parks.

We spent four wonderful days camping in the park. The days were sunny and the evenings unseasonably chilly so we loved our campfire every night. What is it about boys and fire? Is it the hunter coming out in them? Doesn’t matter how young or old the boy is, they just love to sit and poke the fire with a stick!

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We had a full moon every night. One night before the moon rose I took a walk admiring the stars. I was really relaxed…we were not near water so no fear of a croc attack and snakes generally get out of your way. The next morning they evacuated the camp due to a rogue buffalo that had come into camp!!!

Here are some photos of us swimming in the glorious rock pools…I only swam in the really high ones that crocodiles wouldn’t really be able to get into!

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