Monday, 18 October 2021

Darwin, NT

Darwin the the Capital of the Northern Territory (NT). The population is about 82,000 people. Darwin is in the Tropics of Australia, it's hot and humid in Summer and not too bad in Winer but still humid and hot. There are several beaches and one must be careful of the Saltwater Crocodiles if you see any. We never have in the area.
We have been 3 times to Darwin seeing it change over the years and of course we travelled with the caravan behind us first and second time with our other caravan and vehicle.  The distance is on the map below from home to Darwin via the road.  There isn't a great deal to see along the way, a few towns and off the road camping in peoples paddocks is very handy with a few dollars given to the owner, no water or power.   The terrian is flat, some of it desert with the road usually very straight.

The first photo is of the Mall, or more like it just part of it.

Second photo is what was left of a building after Cyclone Tracy which arrived in Darwin at Christmas time in 1974, it just flattened Darwin and the noise of the Cyclone can be heard at the museum, just a dreadful noise as we went there and listened.

Third photo is of a Public building, the fourth one can't recall what it houses but I believe it survived the Cyclone even though it's near to the sea.

The remainder of the photos are of the caravan park, the palms, the fruit bats come to eat those in the evening and one has to make sure the vehicle is not parked underneath those trees as their 'business' stains the vehicles right through the paint.









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  1. That is quite a distance!
    It seems to me you love to drive. :))

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    1. That's true but not so much the last couple of years Catarina.

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  2. There was a time when I would have loved to visit Darwin, but I think these days the heat and humidity would do me in!

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    1. The heat and humidity does that to many people so they move south...even the winter is hot and humid to us, but we did our looking about in the mid mornings and sometimes in the evening, swimming during the hot part of the day as the caravan park had several pools.

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  3. Being able to 'hear' Cyclone Tracy would bring some of the horror home. I am with David on the heat and humidity front but do love seeing photos of somewhere I will probably not see for myself. Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome. The cyclone noise was very eerie and rather frightening, I'm glad I experienced the noise and not the actual cyclone.

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  4. Wow, that is pretty far away and with not much in between. I wouldn't like the heat and humidity or the saltwater crocodiles. Just the thought of crocodiles gives me the chills even if they're not out and about. I enjoyed seeing the photos and thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome Bill. I will show more photos later of Darwin.
      A long way from home nearly as far as one can go.

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  5. Darwin is beautiful, but not for me. The combi of humidity and heat would kill me...I come from a city where the walls of house sweat in summer and got ill every year because of weather.

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    1. Oh did you, lots of water we drink or drank when in Darwin and on the journey up. The heat and humidity isn't good up there even in winter. One of my cousins and her husband lived there for many years and we visited them whilst there, cousin is now living back here in Tasmania.

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  6. Menos mal, que aquí no hay peligro de que haya cocodrilos. Si hubiera una playa en que habitaran los cocodrilos, seguro que yo no la pisaba.

    Besos

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    1. I wouldn't step on the beach where crocs were either...not at all safe.

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    1. Yes Jo-Anne was a good trip each time. Love going up the centre of Australia.

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  8. Eine lange Reise und das Klima,also Hitze und Feucht ist nicht so gut aber
    schöne Bilder aus Darwin.

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. Too hot up there for many people Noke. Nice to visit in the winter though.

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  9. I feel hot just looking at the very clear photos. The driving time is long but the nearly seven hour flying time really tells the story for me.

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    1. Yes a long flight which is hard to believe when we already live in Australia.

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  10. Boa noite, Margaret!
    Lindas fotografias!
    Beijinho no seu coração!
    Megy Maia🍁😊🍂

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  11. I like the building with the 9 front windows in the fourth photo. Looks solid and beautiful!

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    1. It sure does Duta and sort of looks out of place as most of the buildings are more modern.

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  12. Margaret, while traveling by plane is more comfortable, riding the caravan routes is, for me, more pleasant. It is a way of knowing the territory, flying you do not know anything about it.

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    1. You are correct Norma, I too like to see what is on the way to a place and when travelling by plane you miss out on a lot, but of course get there quicker.

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  13. There must be a huge difference in the climate there from your home. I hate hot and humid. I can tolerate hot, but not humid. Nice pictures.

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    1. A very big difference Bill. Tasmania’s climate is temperate, Darwin tropical.

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  14. un lugar con mucho interes, me ha encatado este post, gracias por enseñarnoslo.

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  15. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures of these houses.
    Very nice with all green plants. Wonderful.

    Greetings, Marco

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  16. Darwin is really a beautiful city. I think "who trawels alot,knows alot". Photos you shared in this post beautiful and great. Dear friend! I am not sure but i read before that Darwin's botanic gardens are so famous?

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    1. George Brown Botanical Gardens in Darwin, a rather lovely area but never been there as it was rather hot to walk around such a large area…but I’m told the gardens are lovely.

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  17. Right ON - My Mate Robert Was Just There - We FaceTimed A Few Times - What A Beautiful Location - Sending Positive Vibes

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Padre..how good is that, you would be somewhat familiar with Darwin then..

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  18. You are a great traveller and a great photographer.
    I don't like to drive for long distances but I see that during your trip you have seen a lot of beautiful places.
    Bats: until a couple of years ago we have a nest of their under the roof and, sometimes, some young bat felt down. We fed it and then took it to the chiropter center in Rome.

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    1. That was kind of you helping the little bat, so many people don’t like them, then there are those that love them.
      We travelled for 20 years through out Australia and home to our house every summer.

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  19. A beautiful place with lots of palm trees. It is nice to travel at your own pace and get to enjoy the view and places all along the way.

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  20. Darwin is certainly a very long distance from your home...
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs, the sky is so blue in your first six...

    All the best Jan

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    1. It seems the further north one travels in Australia the sky seems bluer in winter Jan..

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  21. I can imagine you had a deep impression of this city after your long travel in the great nature.

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    1. Oh yes, one never forgets Darwin as it sure did make a big impression after travelling all those kms to see it :)

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  22. i think this is first town i learnt with much population dear Margaret

    beautiful views all , i am always inspire with your passion for travelling :)

    Tracy sounds dreadful , listening the voice of storm must be horrifying .
    blessings to you and family!

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    1. Certainly a larger town than what I normally have shown on my blog Baili.
      Awful sound that cyclone to listen to at the museum.

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  23. Un viaje bastante largo. Me gustan las fotos con palmeras. Besos.

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    1. I like palm trees too Teresa as we don't have them down here.

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  24. What a fantastic place, it's far from your home. The photos are amazing.

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  25. Hi Margaret,
    Nice pictures of these houses, I can imagine that you are under the impression of this.
    Very nice all those green plants.
    I wish you a nice Sunday.
    Greetings Irma

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