Very crowded but the food was outstanding and that is what these markets are known for. Two thirds of the stalls are food stalls and with the Asian influence in Darwin the food stalls reflected this. Vicki and I just wandered around until we got so hungry that we just had to eat something and therefore had to make a choice.
If I lived in Darwin I know where I would be eating Thursday and Sunday evenings during the dry!
Lots of fresh fruit smoothies available. I had a banana, coconut and lime smoothie with ice – absolutely delectable.
We then went back to Robert and Nikita’s unit for coffee. Friday morning our mail turned up. Beth had very kindly posted it on Monday but the overnight express envelopes took till Friday to reach Darwin. Aust Post staff didn’t seem concerned about this, apparently it is normal. Robert then took us for a drive around Robertson Barracks, where he and Nikita are based. Sorry no photo’s, they rather frown on cameras being used on defence facilities and I was rather keen to continue our travels not languish in an NT goal. Robert also put us in an ASLAV simulator which I found very small and confining. Certainly no one with claustrophobia should ever go in one.
We have purchased a 12 volt fan and mounted it on a block of wood so we can move it around the van. We are becoming too used to air-conditioning and for our next destination power for the air-conditioner is not an option.
Kakadu – Monday 24 October 2011