Day 162 – 24th June 2018 – Darwin

Col and I had a bit of a productive day around the caravan today, still setting things up and settling in.  In the afternoon we went for a drive around Darwin and stopped in at Nightcliff.  We were really surprised and a little bit distressed that they had a patrol on the beach and people were swimming between the flags!! Can Crocs and deadly Jellyfish not get you between the flags?  Or do you just have slightly better odds of surviving because an ambulance can be called quickly and CPR started sooner?  We didn’t get in and join them I am pleased to inform you.  I feel sorry for the poor people on patrol that would have to go into the water to save someone!

Patrol on the beach at Nightcliff, Darwin NT
Patrol on the beach at Nightcliff, Darwin NT

Instead we went for a swim at the Casuarina Pool to do laps.  There is a nicer pool on the beachfront at Nightcliff but it is pretty popular and filled with people, so we decided to take our chances at Casuarina which is only 5 minutes from our Caravan Park. Both Col and I managed to swim ok after a long time away from this type of exercise.  We swam for about 45 minutes.  It was a 50m pool where we usually swim in a 25m pool back home and you definitely feel the extra distance.  It is so cheap here, only $4 to go to a great pool to do laps and  we were pretty much the only people there.

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