Saturday, September 12, 2015

In other news..
The other night we were able
to go along on a homeschool excursion
to Tindal Caves, just out of Katherine.
This was a private cave not open to
the public unless you are with a local ranger.
There were some really interesting formations.
We didn't get to see any snakes because
there were too many of us and too
much noise for them to come out of hiding.
It was another display of God's amazing
creation and beauty in nature.
In one place in the cave you could look up
and see the sky and trees through
a small hole in the rocks.
Well, that's another Territory place
to cross off our list.

Timber Creek
I know I've posted heaps of photos
of the drive out to Timber Creek,
but every time I go out there,
the landscape looks so different depending
on the season. It's a beautiful drive.
Dave and I went out last week to pick
up a trailer load of cans for the recycle place,
so we were able to camp out overnight for
something different.
This was actually the first time
we have camped out by ourselves,
not in the truck or with the girls.
So, we had our own little fire
(except that it wasn't really cold enough
for one, but hey, you HAVE to have a fire
to boil the billy and relax).
Then we slept under an amazing sky
of billions of stars, wild donkeys hee hawing
as they clip clopped past us in the night,
crickets chirping, birds calling and
well, you get my drift:)
Ah, livin the dream, livin the dream!
Anyway, it was nice. Dave did some metal
detecting at an old racecourse and I explored
and picked up odds and ends and took photos.
A dingo was uninterested in us passing by
and so were some other wild donkeys along the way.
And of course, I had to take a rearview mirror shot:)

Well, if you're ever over our way,
we'll take you for a scenic drive:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Katherine Gorge
After over 2 years of living here,
we were finally able to take a
cruise up the Katherine River to take
in the beauty of the Katherine Gorge.
We took a dinner cruise that started at
4.30pm and finished around 8.30pm.
It was absolutely beautiful to see the sunset
on the river and the gorge cliffs.
We cruised along as we enjoyed our
meal and watched the colours
of the sunset reflecting off the
rock faces and in the water.
And the company was good too.
Dave and I were able to take
our Pastor and his wife while
the girls watched their boys at home:)
I have uploaded a short video
so you can take in the beauty
for yourselves. But if you're
ever over our way, it's a must see!

(I'm sorry for the blurriness of the video
in full size. It drives me crazy, but I
don't know how to fix it as once I resize
it, it loses it's pristine quality)