Initially when we began this ferry the plan was to – as the title of my blog suggests- north to south and back again- to go back to Dhaka and pick up a second caravan on floats and bring it to Australia. Unfortunately because of the delays in the first week – and because of commitments back in Canada – we don’t have the time for the second flight and Chad will be taking that one next week. So I will be signing off on this blog today- until the next time – which will be in late December when we take a caravan to Liberia
The Gove peninsula was significantly involved in defending Australia in WW2
Nhulunby is a town built around a big bauxite mine. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a high aluminum content
While Dylan fuelled I had the opportunity to talk with a few of the staff about life here. MAF has had a presence here since the 40’s and their work is both in the air and on the ground in supporting families. We would have loved to spend more time – especially when Judy (from MAF) talked about the amazing art gallery. As well her enthusiasm over the music that come from these parts. She said to be sure to check out the band King Stingray!
I always think that vibrant art in a community says something significant about a place.
Before I sign off – one more comment on the swimming restrictions here – just because I find it so surprising- and despite the heat and remarkable beaches- NO SWIMMING! I was talking to someone about the restrictions in Darwin- and well – the same thing here.
Not only are there crocodiles and box jellyfish- there are these tiny little critters out to get you!
Thank you so much for joining on this blog.
We just feel so incredibly grateful that we can do these flights and see the world and meet the people and hear the stories and I have the opportunity to write and take the pictures.
I find that when we do these trips – time stretches out – all I really think about is what is in front of us and there is so much to see and learn.
Until the next time…
5 thoughts on “Flight over northern Australia”
See you in December!!
As always Val, thanks for a fascinating blog. I’m looking forward to the next one.
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Thanks so much. So fun to do these!
Thanks for taking us on your incredible journeys. Love the stories, insights and pictures. Xox