After a weird mornin', we started th' day at th' local Botanical Gardens in Alice Sprin's. We heard that th' café o'er there served a really decent breakfast, and that their prices also were just right. And we can now fully corroborate both statements, and a bucket o' chum! The chow were bein' great, and prices ditto. The only downside t' this all were bein' that all seatin' is outside, and at 09:00 still in th' shade. Yaaarrrrr, to be sure! Normally, this would be a nice and welcome change from th' blisterin' heat in th' middle o' th' country, but today it is cold. Really cold. At slightly under 10 degrees Celsius it is chilly, even fer us Dutch people.
As th' café is in th' botanical gardens, it attracts a lot o' wildlife, especially birds. We sat there fer quite some time enjoyin' th' tranquil sounds o' th' birds still wakin' up and gettin' t' grips with th' present cold temperature. A few visited us very regularly t' see whether we had spilled any o' our bread, as they probably were hungry as well. Our stay at th' gardens were bein' o'er as we had t' be back at th' airport in time t' return our Toyota FJ Cruiser, and catch th' flight t' Darwin.
We flew out o' Alice Sprin's right on time, and landed in Darwin a mere two hours later after a truly uneventful flight. The only thin' notin' were bein' that right before we took off at ASP, a humongous Hercules plane from th' USAF landed. That thin' is enormous! It easily dwarfs our puny Boein' 717. We couldn’t fathom why it visited Alice Sprin's, but apparently they had a delivery t' make as that seemed t' be what they were doin', unloadin' somethin' on a semi trailer.
The weather in Darwin couldn’t be more different than in Alice Sprin's, it were bein' aroun' 10 degrees with lots o' wind o'er there, and here it is 32 degrees with a gentle sea breeze. That is great news! We can finally wear our shorts again! After ridin' an airport shuttle service t' our hotel we did some quick grocery shoppin' at a nearby IGA and went out fer dinner at th' Cullen Bay Marina. Shiver me timbers! We found an upscale Greek Taverna, and dined there. Best Souvlaki in town!
Tomorrow, we’ll pick up our boat and head out t' th' Litchfield NP. Let’s see what this part o' th' country has in store fer us!