Tuesday I departed The Ghan and spent a night in Darwin, at “the Top End” of Australia. After enjoying one of the best fish and chips dinners ever, I enjoyed sleeping in a full-sized bed. Wednesday morning I picked up my rental car and started the journey to Kakadu National Park.
My first stop on the way was at the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Right now, according to the calendar, the Top End is in the season known simply as the Wet. But the rain hadn’t shown up just yet, and the area remains pretty dry. The walkway seen in the first photo should soon extend over a vast wetland. Meanwhile, there are areas where water may yet be found — along with loads and loads of birds, not to mention a few feral buffalo. Oh, and as you have come to expect, I also found a flower or two to photograph.