Our return journey to Darwin on Wednesday night was long and tedious. We will never fly Jetstar again. While other airlines may cost a dollar or two more, at least they leave close to the advertised departure time!!
Once landed in Darwin, we then had a forty kilometre drive to our motorhome at Humpty Doo. On arrival at about 6am we decided to leave everything in the jeep and jump into bed for an hour or so’s sleep. Five hours later the people on the property next door moving their farm vehicles around jolted us awake. The rest of the day was very slow and not much was achieved really.
The motorhome went in for her service yesterday and came out with flying colours. We treat her like a princess really so we were not expecting too much to be amiss. Since we are living in the vehicle everyday, you get a sense of what might not be going too well. She is not due for the next service until we are back in New Zealand early next year.
While the navigator went off to do a bit of retail therapy yesterday, the captain made a visit to the Darwin Military Museum. The exhibition space concentrates primarily on the bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 but includes the activities leading up to the day and the consequences of the event. He spent a couple of hours there and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Even while living in quarters, we still manage to maintain our own interests.
It is our last day in Darwin today so we have used the last few days to restock the motorhome and to make sure we have seen as much of Darwin as we wanted to. You know you have been in a place too long when you don’t need the GPS to get your around anymore. Our plan is to depart here mid morning tomorrow and make our way to the Mary River in the Kakadu National Park – the start of our Kakadu adventure. Apparently the Mary River region has the highest concentration of crocodiles in the world. We doubt we will be needing our swimming togs!!!