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Darwin to Lake Argyle

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Early Morning pickups from all over Darwin. We were ready at 5:45, but did not get picked up til 6:25.
Leave Darwin at 7:30am and breakfast stop at Adelaide River. Full bus  - 16 plus the driver, Hodgy.

Shopping stop at Woolies in the Mall in Katherine, followed by lunch on the banks of the River.

Drove west and crossed the West Australian border as it got dark.
Drove to Lake Argyle, set up camp in the local caravan park, put up tents, cooked dinner.
First night in our cute little 2 man tents - windy night, so most of us had the flaps on, but only the Swiss had them tied down on every corner! But we did have hot showers and toilets :)

It was a day with lots of driving - about 800 kms.

Highlights included the burning off on the hillsides as we drove down to lake Argyle in the dark,  Collecting firewood in the dark.

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a rest stop nearing dusk .. when we got to the border, it was already dark and very hard to take a picture of a sign that was too high and totally in the dark - but we all tried...
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view of a fisherman at the Rover outside of Katherine - lunch stop on Day 1 Washing up after lunch (or was it breakfast) - the beginning of many such episodes - oh those tea towels, oh that  water!   Hodgy, Dane, Sarah, Tara and Ludeke.
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controlled burning on the way to (or from) lake Argyle

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