Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Katherine/Edith Falls

Today was a realization of sorts of how much I hate cities. Arrived in Katherine today and this place has a bad vibe, just as it had 8 years ago when I first came here. We also did a lot of highway kms over the last couple of days and it has made me miss the dirt. Oh how I miss the Gibb! The remote, rugged wilderness of The Kimberleys. Now welcome back to the beaten track, Wicked vans and campervans everywhere you look. Nevertheless tried to make the most of it by visiting the Katherine (not so) Hot Springs and stocking up on some more supplies to see us through to Darwin. Had much drama trying to buy Methylated Spirits anywhere here as it seems to be the locals' drink of choice. It was like trying to score drugs! Headed 40 km's north of Katherine to Edith Falls. On the way there we were caught out by the time difference between WA and NT as we hadn't changed our clocks and ended up riding in dusk which we usually try to avoid because of kangaroos. Camped the night at the falls and saw the first live cane toad on the trip. 

Katherine Hot Springs

Edith Falls

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