Friday, August 24, 2012

Back in the warmth of Darwin

After two and a half weeks in Melbourne, spent staying with family and
friends (which was great) we had completed all our medical and business
appointments, and partied and caught up with friends for lunches and
dinners, we caught the red eye flight back to Darwin. The flight left
Melbourne at 1.45 a.m. and arrived back into Darwin at 5.45 a.m. and after
very little sleep we were both walking zombies!

Our car had been in at Nissan to have the air conditioning replaced, so that
was the first pick up and then to the caravan storage where we unpacked and
sorted ourselves again. We decided that the closest caravan park looked
great so we pulled across the road from the caravan storage and we are now
staying at Free Spirit Resort in Darwin.

This is a great caravan park - it is quite a large park with an onsite
restaurant and surprise, surprise three swimming pools. We initially booked
for four days but we are enjoying the relaxation so much we have now booked
for another three nights. It is great to be able to relax in the pools and
enjoy the 32 degree plus days. The evenings are really balmy but I have
learned the hard way to be smothered in insect repellent as the midgies are

Our next planned stop is a long way away from here - just twenty five
kilometres down the road! We enjoyed our short visit to Berry Springs
before we went to Melbourne so will stay at a caravan park nearby for a few
days next week before we continue south.

Our plan for the next few weeks is to drive south to Three Ways on the
Central Highway and then turn to the east via Mt Isa to Townsville. This
will complete our fifth stage and then stage six will be from Townsville to
Melbourne via the east coast. Our trip around Australia is nearing

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