Jan Gray & Friends
Australia's Top End
September 18, 2010. During August of 2010, Jan Gray, his wife,
sister in law and her husband hired 2 Maui motorhomes and did a 2-week
tour of the Northern Territory and the top of Western Australia, visiting
Kakadu and Katherine Gorge.
A few weeks ago, Jan drove from Brisbane to Sydney and called in to
Taree on the way to visit me and give me a copy of the pics he took of
his Top End tour. Neither he nor his wife are pro photographers so what
you'll see are typical touristy happy snaps. But they'll give you an idea
of the kind of holiday they enjoyed. Jan's wife took a couple of helicopter
and small plane rides to check out aerial views of the landscape. Jan on
the other hand saw "350 miles of bitumen".
The Top End has basically two seasons; the wet and the dry. The dry
is in winter but the temperatures remain pretty much summery with day tops
between the late 20s and early 30s celcius. It's the best time to visit
if you want to avoid downpours and muddy roads. The motorhomes, by the
way, were equipped with all the mod cons including showers and toilets.
There are two sets of photos; one of Kakadu and Darwin, and another
of Western Oz and Katherine Gorge. However I did notice come duplications.
Jan didn't say a lot about the trip so there's not much I can tell you
about it. The pictures will have to tell the story.
for the first photo album.
for the second photo album.
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