Today I did a 6km walk down to the beach and along the walking track. The walk was beautiful but a little scary too. It is weird being in a new city and not knowing where is safe or what the risks are. As I walked along it felt very isolated and the path was edged with trees or long grass with lots of noises coming from it. I did feel a little jumpy I must admit. I got to a point where it said that the path was no longer maintained and it looked a little rough beyond, so I decided to turn around and head back. I did enjoy it though but would be keen to go with Col next time to see more of the track.
There are many historic WWII sites that you can visit in Darwin and one of these is on the Lee Point Walk. I walked past a bunker facing the beach with a window for guns to be able to poke through. It is so humbling to remember the young men that fought for our freedom, including my Grandpa. The conditions would have been horrific in the cement bunkers in the heat and humidity of Darwin.
I finished the walk by heading down to the Beach to have a look around. It is beautiful but you wouldn’t swim here due to Box Jellyfish, Irukanji Jellyfish and Crocs. Lots of people fishing though.
Col took my car to work today and I took his down to the car cleaning place and gave it a vacuum and washed out the inside. I used a different vacuum this time and it was way more powerful. His car is a little easier to clean as it is mainly plastic on the inside of the FJ and not carpet. So I gave the FJ a full wash down inside and the cars a looking great. What a great girlfriend!
I am glad to report that Col survived his first week back at work.