Bali Indonesia to Darwin, Northern Territory
10.21.2012 - 10.23.2012 90 °F
We are a month into our trip now and every day has been an adventure. We acknowledge that we are living the life - and there are moments when we look at each other and know that we will remember these times, places and people forever. These are not brag entries, but simply blog entries that we really hope you've enjoyed reading. The truth is you are all here with us, and every day in some way we are reminded of you, whether it be a song playing on the radio, a walk on the beach, or a ride on a perfect wave. Mostly, this blog will serve to remind us of this once-in-a-lifetime trip in years to come.
It is Tuesday the 23rd of October - we have spent the last 2 days lounging (as if we needed more relaxation?!?) in Darwin, a city we have come to associate with laundry, good food and plenty of sunshine. We cashed in on an unexpected good karma card and found a gem of a hotel right on the newly built Darwin Waterfront that just happened to be military friendly AND allowed us to check in at 5 am free of charge. Tanned and free of any worries, we spent the mornings catching up on sleep and errands, and the afternoons reading on the grass at the water's edge. On Sunday, we happened to meet up with our good friends from Gerringong - Pete Talbot, Trent Bancroft and John Flynn - who are currently flying off of HMAS Darwin and had 3 hours liberty. Pete just happened to be lunching at our hotel...what are the odds!! It was so nice and quite surreal to see some familiar faces so far from home.
We have now ditched Lil P, our environmentally friendly, $5/day Indonesian motorbike, and are now back on the road again in our fuel guzzling, cozy home-away-from-home Big T - the Tundra. We have 3 days of heavy driving (south, then east, then north) across the Northern Territory and into Port Douglas in northern Queensland, where we will be staying for about a week. Luckily, we bought some $1 CDs in Indo to freshen up our music selection - first up Best of Michael Jackson (thinking of you Jonathan and your old red leather jacket and white glove!).
P.s. Thought the King boys would like the Lego shot