Yellow Water Cruise

Saturday morning I went on a sunrise cruise leaving from the billabong known as Yellow Water. (According to my computer, a billabong is “a branch of a river forming a backwater or stagnant pool, made by water flowing from the main stream during a flood.”)

Anyway, we saw a great number of crocodiles, active as the day was still relatively cool. We also saw (at a distance) some buffalo and even half a dozen wallabies. Alas! I didn’t have my super zoom lens, or I might have photos worth sharing. But we also saw a great number of birds, and I’ve included a few of my better photos. This was my favorite tour / activity of my days in Kakadu National Park; it was great to end on such a high note.

Later I returned to Darwin, and tomorrow morning I fly to Cairns to begin my second volunteer project on Monday morning. This time I will be working at a sea turtle rehabilitation program on an island about a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns. I’ll have more to share in a day or so.

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