Thursday 1st August 2002
Our next stop
along the Stuart Highway was
We ate at
Mayse's Cafe and tied the dogs up across from there in the shade of
a tree where we could watch they were ok. The staff were very busy but
also very friendly.
Back on the road after refreshing and roughly another
100km further north, we stopped for ANOTHER drink and a walk for the
dogs at Adelaide River.
In the park is a memorial to a local Police Officer shot
while carrying out his work.
Knowing only certain Caravan Parks accept dogs, I had
rung ahead months earlier to find suitable parks.
We booked in and set up camp under a lovely shady tree, as by our standards it was really hot!
As night drew on I found one thing that wasn't enjoyable, SANDFLIES! ( Biting Midges? )
I covered myself
in spray but knew it was too late once I had been bitten, as I am
allergic to them and once bitten my skin goes through stages from
swelling to red spot to weeping wet spot to weeping sore to finally
after around 2 weeks, a scab and
full healing - all the time accompanied by an annoying itch!
Next day we drove into Darwin and luckily no more insects but I knew we had to return to them.
Click on the pictures for larger versions
|The dogs met a new friend as Judy, Coral and Ray enjoy the shade of the inviting park in the centre of Adelaide River.|
|Judy caught unawares by me.|
|Ray really enjoying his ice block!|
|Coral smooching up to Ray.|
|In the background behind the tree line to the left of screen is the ground works formed up ready for the laying of the railway track.|
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