Kakadu Man 1

Why Kakadu Man 1?  I’ll explain in the next blog.

Meanwhile we have had a great few days here in the NP. Amazing place. A highlight has been the sunset boat trip on the Yellow Waters  Billabong,  and also part of the Alligator River system. No alligators here just crocs, one of those early English explorers got it wrong. Plenty of crocs and bird life.

 

Keeping an eye on you!

Keeping an eye on you!

Pretty lazy life just lying around waiting for something to eat............

Pretty lazy life just lying around waiting for something to eat…………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Jesus bird, walks on water, lilly pads actually...

This is a Jesus bird, walks on water, lilly pads actually…

 

Up here we are just at the end of the wet season, plenty of water around and everything is still so green and lush. With the onset of the dry parts of the Park are deliberately burnt in accordance with indigenous culture requirements. The reasons behind this are actually pretty good………makes it easier to move around in the country, much of the plant life responds to fire, creates new growth and then attracts animals and food etc. It also mitigates the effect of much more intense fires late in the dry season. The ground is so damp the fires are quite benign in their impact, new growth appears within days.

 

Sunset on Yellow Waters Billabong

Sunset on Yellow Waters Billabong

What all the smoke did for us was create a great sunset!

 

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on May 27, 2014, in Kakadu. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Jenny Guyatt

    I was just thinking of you guys and wondering where you were when it dawned on me that I could have been following your blog. I’ve just read it from start to finish! It’s brought back many memories of trips we’ve done over the years. Good to see you got to Fran’s place even if you missed the pies! Some great photos along the way allthego – keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

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