Jim Jim Waterhole

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  • Day272

    T2 - Kakadu NP

    July 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    ▪️Die gestrige Straße, welche durch einen Fluss führt wird von Ebbe und Flut beherrscht, somit ändert sich auch der Strömungsverlauf des Wassers über diese Straße und Fische werden hin und her gespült
    ▪️Das wissen auch die Krokodile, sie lauern immer bei Ebbe am Straßenrand auf die Fische
    ▪️Gegen 14 Uhr war wieder Ebbe, bis dahin haben wir uns die Zeit im Café mit Karten spielen vertrieben - 7 wilde Krokodile konnten wir bei ihrer Jagt beobachten :D
    ▪️In Jabiru haben wir uns bei einem Picknick gestärkt - das war schön, hatten ein lauschiges Plätzchen im Schatten :)
    ▪️Anschließend sind wir 20 Minuten einen Berg hoch gestiegen, um die Aussicht am Mirrai Lookout zu genießen - Georg und ich hatten nur Flip Flops an, definitiv das falsche Schuhwerk für diese Strecke, aber wir haben es ohne Verletzungen überlebt :P
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  • Day32

    Kakadu (Mardugal & Yellow Waters Cruise)

    July 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We deflated our tyres a bit for a slightly more pleasant return trip from Gunlom to the main highway and then continued north east to Mardugal.
    Another short day's drive past enormous termite mounds meant we ended up at the campsite with plenty of time to find a nice shady spot and relax for lunch before heading 5 minutes up the road for a swim in the pool at Cooinda...we'd heard it was free access and no-one questioned us so we made the most of being able to cool off!
    We had a pre-dawn start on Wednesday so we could enjoy the sunrise over Yellow Water Billabong (apparently named because of the yellow colour of the water early/late in the day from the ti tree leaves) on a river cruise. It was a great way to start the day! We had 12 sightings of crocodiles (super big ones!), saw thousands of birds (apparently Kakadu has one third of all birds found in Australia) including the iconic Jabiru, and plenty of wild pigs (a serious pest that is almost impossible to eradicate), brumbies and a lone wallaby! After the cruise we headed to Cooinda for the buffet breakfast that was included in our ticket price - needless to say this was a highlight of the day for the kids! Multiple servings later we headed back to the campsite and Marley had a much-needed nap while the rest of us relaxed outside.
    We rounded out the day with another swim at Cooinda (it was super hot at the campground in the afternoons), had another fire created solely for the purpose of cooking and got all the 12 volt fans going for another warm night's sleep.
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