Trip to Darwin

It’s already been a couple of weeks since our return but Judy and I visited Darwin for a wedding. The bride is my niece Stephanie and the groom is Matt. They live in Darwin, hence the need for us to travel north. My other niece Cheryl is in the background wearing purple.

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Darwin is a great place. Despite the heat being a bit excessive, there are some great tropical plants, most of them with huge leaves and the best flowers.

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And then there is the Mindil Market. Yes it’s full of tourists but at the time we were also tourists so that makes it OK.

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For those of you who know me, Darwin is also a great place for birding. Especially if you don’t visit Darwin often. It makes the birding feel new on each visit.

I attended a birding tour to Fog Dam, East Point and some other good areas. The guide, (Mike) knew is stuff and the birding was great, especially Fog Dam.

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Above is tour guide Mike on a trail with the late afternoon light throwing long shadows.

PS   Check out the latest song I’ve purchased. I don’t know how it happened but I’ve become a lady Gaga fan!

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