Sunday, June 12, 2011

9 Years!

Our 9 year wedding anniversary was on Thursday. We had a very nice day that started out early with a breakfast cruise along the Katherine River.

We ate breakfast on the boat as we cruised through the first gorge.  We got off the boat, took a short walk along the river to the next boat, and cruised through a second gorge.  We went on the early cruise because we had a very long day of driving ahead of us with a couple of stops.  The first stop was at Mataranka where we visited the Elsey Cemetery where many of the people from Jeannie Gunn's famous Australian book "We of the Never Never" are buried.  Ben is reading this book right now about Jeannie and her husband who worked at a rural cattle station in the early 1900's.  We were surprised when we saw the memorial to Jeannie that it was the 50th anniversary of her death the very day we were there.

We had our anniversary lunch at a very quirky place, the Daly Waters Pub. 

We ended up in Tennant Creek for the night.  It poured rain for a while.  We hadn't seen rain for probably 3 weeks and it is getting cold now.  It will probably be down around freezing tonight!

Km today: 693
Total travelled: 8215

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