Went to Darwin last week for my father's 80th birthday. Stayed with the parents in their new retirement village type home. It's a nice place, but it's in Darwin. The neighbours are about a metre away and everyone keeps their windows open. Not that I have anything to hide, but I don't want to share THAT much.
On Sunday I went for a walk on Casuarina Beach, which was lovely. Saw this while I was there:
It's the replica of the Endeavour. Just a bit funny to see it off the coast in a place I always think of as quite behind in time.
Also while at the beach I saw people flying kites, fishing and tandem parachuting. Not bad for a one hour visit.
The best thing about the beach was that I noticed the tide coming in. I decided to sit on a rock and wait til the water got to my ankles. This took about 3 minutes, so I changed my deadline. Stayed there til it got to my knees. The water was blood temperature and absolutely clear. Golly I enjoyed it.