Had a great breakfast then hit the road ( via Woolworths for water supplies) to Kakadu. Using the ipad GPS we headed for the Stuart highway then Arnhem Highway. Our first stop was the Windows to the Wetlands . It is a viewpoint not far fom Humpty Doo looking ove wetlands. It had a hands on display explaining the termite mound formations seen everywhere, the role of fire and floods on the environment and the flora and fauna both native and introduced.
The heat was building and the horizon was spotted with smoke . We headed off next to a Jumping Crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River. We too, our seats on the boat and before we took off received the talk of how to access our life jackets and how to wear them should w need to enter the water. Knowing those crocs were in the water I knew Id be walking on the water so fast if there was any chance would end up in that water, I’d never need that life jacket ha ha!!
Not long had we left the wharf when the boatman suggests we look behind the boat. There gliding in the water were two beady eyes and a square snout. Hardly a ripple was made as it glided to the boat…aware that this boat was a tasty food source-well not the boat rather than the pork chops on board. A pork chop was dangled and up jumped this huge beast to collect the chop in its powerful grinding jaws. The snap sound it made when it didn’t land the chop was frightening as you realised what those jaws were capable of!!
Croc after croc repeated this trick. Some were smaller than others , some larger but all had the watchful beady eyes…cautious but brave. Unfortunately the hour ended and we were back on land , but at least with all our limbs :))
Exhilarated by this cruise we hit the road again for the drive to Kakadu. Along the way we saw even taller termite mounds than we had seen on the train to Darwin. We stopped for a late lunch at the bark hut inn….very ‘Crocodile Dundee ‘ style. 🙂 then continued the drive to our hotel.