Sight-seeing Sunday

“The music they’re playing reminds me of when I used to live in Bourke”, I said to Sue. Jimmy Barnes’ “Working Class Man”. The Choirboys’ “Run To Paradise” and others took me back in spirit and mind to the late 1980s. The customers too had a 1980s “Aussie Bloke” feel about them. Most of them …

Saturday Sight-seeing

Seconds after mentioning to a colleague I was going to “Aquascene” on the weekend, I know she was internally “rolling her eyes”. For anyone who is a “local”, “Aquascene” and “Crocodylus” (where they have jumping crocodiles, and an experience where you can swim with crocodiles) must be the “ultimate tourist attractions”. And yeah, why not, …

Darwin Life

“Do you mind if I sit down for a moment?”, I asked the woman sitting by herself at a table. “My grand-daughter’s just gone off to get some food, as I can’t get around much. But you can stay until she comes back.”, she said. We started chatting about our lives, as you do. And …

Sydney to Darwin

Sometimes when I’ve come to Darwin the plane has been almost empty. In 2010, for example, I travelled via Cairns, which involved a six-hour stop-over. Thirteen hours after leaving Sydney, I finally arrived. On the connection between Cairns and Darwin there were, maybe, a dozen people only on the plane. On yesterday’s trip, however, the …

Darwin Photo Gallery

I’m back in Sydney after a couple of weeks in Darwin for work. It was an awesome time to be there, as the “wet season” hasn’t arrived yet. However, there were a couple of days of high humidity combined with high temperatures. On two separate days, I arrived at work with a slightly damp shirt. …

Darwin Tourist

Outside working hours, I’ve been doing a few tourist things during my stay in Darwin, including a sunset cruise and a trip to Litchfield National Park. On Tuesday, Kate and I went on a sunset cruise around Darwin Harbour. As there’s quite a few to choose from, I did some research, and settled on a …