01.07.2017 - 01.07.2017 30 °C
Saturday 1st July - Darwin to Dundee Beach
We had decided to spend a couple of days at Dundee Beach which is 135 kms west of Darwin on the Cox Peninsular road.
I went down to Lee Point beach for some sunrise photos, then we had a leisurely pack up from Lee Point, did some shopping and a refuel, then headed south out of Darwin. Turned right off the Stuart Hwy, passing some giant termite mounds.
Then through Berry Springs and into Dundee Beach by 1:00pm. Had a beer and lunch, then checked into our "family room/cabin" in the caravan park. Turns out it's a demountable donger with not enough room even for a chair. Only place to sit is on your bed. For $160/nt, I expected a bit more.
We wandered around the foreshore area, had a couple of beers, I rigged up my fishing gear, but as the tides are neaping right now, there's really no water for land based fishing. Some boaties are getting lots of big Jewies out wide, another young bloke scored a couple of nice Barra in the morning, and lost a few to big crocs.
As today is "Territory Day" in the NT, there is loads of people along the foreshore ....... waiting for the fireworks tonight. Territory Day is the only day you can buy and use fireworks in the NT. There were plenty of families along the beach setting off their fireworks as soon as it got dark. Then the local fire brigade boys put on a great public display of fireworks. I thought it was fabulous for such a small community. Dinner and a few frothies at the pub again, followed by live music till late. Went to sleep to the sound of sporadic explosions from the last of the fireworks.
A great day! Only 150kms done.