Gulf Country Day 66 - Borroloola to Darwin

Sunday, Sep 27, 1998 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

We all slept in this morning and woke tired and sore. We packed up slowly and had to have another shower it was so hot again. We were a little disappointed with Roper Bar, having come so far and seen so little and the boys really wanted to catch a barra. The operator of the camp ground offered to take us fishing in his boat but he charged $150 per person for a full day fishing with a maximum of 3 passengers. Although he showed us his photo album of each catch and guaranteed 12 big ones in one day we thought it was a bit expensive and decided to try our luck fishing from the banks. Of course we were not lucky and moved on to our next destination.

Roper Bar Crossing

I was keen to visit Mataranka thermal springs as when I lived in Darwin I never had the opportunity to travel as far south. I think Mark and Sharon were suffering from the heat a little and said that they would come and have a look but wouldn't swim. However, when we arrived at Mataranka Homestead and saw the green lawns of the camp ground right by the thermal springs (which were free) we decided to stay a few days.

We had arrived fairly early and so spent the entire day lazing about in the beautiful clear waters of the thermal springs.

In the evening we had ourselves a happy hour and watched a magnificant sunset with thousands of fruit bats circling the skies.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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Always working not enough travelling!
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