Lichfield & Kakadu day 3


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December 30th 2010
Published: January 12th 2011
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Up early today & first off was an attempt to get to Kambulgie Creek to go swimming. There was a river over the road but Debdens rule was "if I can walk it I can drive it" so he set off on foot across the water. When he was half way over Mark pointed out he had taken the bus keys with him... luckily he made it over & back. So safe to drive. The problem during the Wet though is that if there is heavy rainfall while we are over there (or extra run off from upsteam) we could end up stuck over there (like a couple were the night before!) & since some of the group had flights that evening we decided to play it safe & head to another swim site - the Rockhole. This was a deep plung pool but with submeged rocky edges where you could sit. The current was strong making for a fun game of pull yourself along the edge up to the falls the float back down. There was apparently a cave behind the waterfall but no one was able fight their way up that far to check it out, although Mark did
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Spotted on the way back from Kambulgie
get very close. We then headed out of Kakadu to the Adelaide River for some lunch.

After Lunch we set off to another waterfall for another swim. Unfortunately the Robin Falls were more popular so we had to share our bathing pool with other people this time. We again climbed up the lower waterfall to a lovely small plunge pool where oddly we found a Long-Necked Turtle, which was rescued & passed down to the lower pool so he wouldn't get swept over the fall. We swam and sat here for a long while - the lip of the lower watefall made a great place to lie & look out below. Finally we headed back to Darwin where we treated ourselves to an upgrade from the dorm room the tour had booked us into to a double with en suit & plenty of space to dry our damp clothes. Whilst being very warm it was a damp heat making everything slightly sticky! Those of us not flyng that evening met up at a local pub although since I had only just managed to recover from the lurgy & we had a very early start the next day we didn't stay out late.


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Many areas were flooded like this after the rain.
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Some of the local widlife


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