It’s the Dry Season in the Top End and as usual Darwin has been humming with activities, but this month it reaches a crescendo of activity with the Darwin Festival. August in Darwin is filled with such amazing opportunities: Indigenous singers and performers, international artists, the Aboriginal Art Festival, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres … More Darwin Fun in the Dry: Photos, Stories and a Laugh
I think this image speak volumes of the march of the cane toad into the Northern Territory (apart from all those shades of brown). We stopped to look at some brolgas near a waterway on our drive home from down south, and happened to see this tableau. It may not be the case, but it … More Beauty & the Beast, united in death
One of the joys of the Top End in the Dry Season is the array of gardens which are open and visiting them is part of our “social” agenda. Unfortunately due to our interstate trip we’ve missed a few but last week’s garden and this week’s have been delightful. I loved the intimacy of last … More Top End Open Gardens: Jade Vine is this week’s star
There are days when our house is like an extra in Top Gun: you know, the movie with Tom Cruise, fly-boys in leather jackets, great soundtrack, lots of super-fast planes and serious motorbikes for those with that predilection. Being the Dry Season in the Top End the annual manoeuvres are on and Exercise Aces North … More Living with Top Gun in the Top End
This may not seem like exciting news to non-Territorians but after six months of heavy rainfall, the Dry Season looks like it’s arrived. It’s a balmy 25C with a lovely breeze and only 51% humidity. This is sooo much nicer than having a waterfall pouring down your face 24/7 from the heat and humidity. The … More Woohoo -the Dry Season has arrived!