July 7 – goodbye Arnhem Land and Kakadu – tour day 5

Our last day of the tour and we still saw new wildlife.  A Peregrine Falcon (one of the fastest birds of prey) was sitting near the road at Cahill’s Crossing on the East Alligator River.  We glimpsed a timor pony in the distance, more herons, another dingo, and even an old buffalo crossing the road.  After lunch we crossed back into Kakadu National Park and stopped at Ubirr which is a famous outcrop of rock art paintings.  A quick stop for another view of a wetland area and then it was back to Darwin at the end of the day.  We loved this tour and learned so much about Australia and its inhabitants – animal and human.

I found this newspaper article written in 2013 that gives a much better description of our tour.  It’s worth a read.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/australia/a-glimpse-of-australia8217s-remote-community-in-arnhem-land/story-fnjjuyvd-1226732478963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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