Day 126 – 18/9/2019 on a Midlife Adventure
The most important thing to remember this morning is to unplug the fridge from the caravan. Yesterday I discovered the power cord trailing the car about 2km after leaving the park.
Just near the Katherine Hospital is the Katherine Museum. I had heard good things so went in to have a look.
I think with a couple of new tyres this bus would be ready to go again! There was actually a number of vehicles but I don’t recall seeing many busses before so this appealed.
It had everything you would expect in a regional museum and good information boards that you can read and learn about local history.
A young doctor with a passion for flying combined the two and would fly out to help, however his passion didn’t always work out and over the years managed to destroy 3 planes and the Air Services didn’t appreciate his dislike of paperwork so they did what the could to stop him flying.
There are various information boards and one that grabbed my attention was this one. I welcome you to read the board by clicking it and it should come up larger. Alternatively Paul Kelly was kind enough to put the story to song.
The gardening at the museum is also very interesting so here are some pictures.
The museum runs a video of the 1998 Katherine Floods where the town was pretty decimated and very interesting to watch.
I would however suggest that the museum’s bathrooms might need updating.
The evening was a special sunset cruise down the Katherine Gorge with Nitmiluk Tours.
Boarding the first of our boats we headed off down the river.
The sights as you make your way down the river are very spectacular.
After a journey of about 20 minutes we stopped at a rock bank where we were able to see some Aboriginal Artworks.
We then boarded the second (smaller) boat for what was the most spectacular parts of the gorge.
As we headed back the sun was setting.
The dinner boat was ready for our return to the rock wall.
Enjoying an Entree of Crocodile and Kangaroo with hummus and salad.
As we were talking with our fellow guests on the table we were spoilt with an amazing sunset.
Not long after this dinner was served, there were three options, Barramundi, Rib Eye or Stuffed Mushroom. I went with the Barra.
As we were making our way to the start we were followed by lots of catfish.
Too soon we were back at the dock and heading for home on my last night here in Katherine, NT for the moment as I continue north tomorrow on my Midlife Adventure.