Katherine Gorge and Litchfield NP

What a busy day! We were up at 5.30 and put the door at six. Well done Fi for being up before sunrise. A short drive to the Gorge for our breakfast cruise. Highly recommended. Cooked breakfast, commentary, not too hot and spectacular. As the river is lw the breakfast boat took us up the first gorge, then a short walk to a smaller boat for the second gorge.

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Then at 9am it was back to camp via Coles Express ( to help Craig keep putting food on the table!) to pack up and head north. Only a short trip today to Batchelor which is about 30min from Litchfield national park, 1hr from Darwin and under an hour for jumping croc cruises. After set up

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We headed to Litchfield. Jim at the front desk recommended the Lost City as we had 4wd’s. 10km down a corrugated dirt track – we now have ticked of sort of 4wding – we arrived. The Lost City are sandstone formations in the middle of nowhere that look like the ruins of a lost city but are naturally occurring. Cools stuff.

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Matt and the kids had a ball climbing on rocks which is what they wanted to do in the gorge. Meanwhile Kate and Emma were scaring off a tourist couple who may have wanted to “christen the Lost City” by heading off for the bush toilet.

Massive termite mounds around too

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Then realised my cb antenna had gone the same way as Craig’s did several weeks back

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Supercheap here i come!

The off to to a rockpool. A cascading river with rockpools, some shallow, one about 5 metres deep. The kids had a ball, and Matt was in his element, climbing on rocks and water. I couldn’t go in as i cant swim Mum tells me and i didn’t have floaties.

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On the way back in the dark Craig noticed a car that was run off the road. We turned around to see if anyone needed assistance. Very weird, car was off in a drainage culvert on a bend. A brand new Vic plated Corolla with keys still in, radio on but no airbags deployed and minimal damage and no one to be seen. Craig logged the GPS coordinates and the rego and on we went. Maybe we will stop at the police tomorrow. Kids were hungry and feral. Quiet parent time now!

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