09.07.2017 - 09.07.2017 33 °C
Sunday 9th July - Daly River to Katherine
Up early before the sun to pack up. There was a bit of fog around the area making it quite humid. So in a cloud of mosquitoes and a lather of sweat, we packed up and left Daly River and all it's fish behind.
Out to the Stuart Hwy and a refuel at Hayes Creek. Seemed a bit cooler today at only 29 deg. Then on through Pine Creek, and then to Katherine.
We had now reached the halfway mark (distance) of our trip. 10,500kms
We found it hard to find accommodation as all the van parks were full. After trying several, we finally got a cabin in The Boab caravan park for 2 nts at $145/nt. Not cheap in peak tourist season. Andrew walked into town and booked a cruise on the Katherine Gorge for tomorrow, while I settled into the air conditioned cabin. This is luxury. 20 deg and no biting buzzing Mozzie's.
We wandered the 1 km down to the Katherine Country Club for a beer and a feed. Good feed of steak and cold beers.
Back to the cabin, we had an early night.