One of the people we have met up here suggested that Breakfast at Alexander Lake is a great thing to do. Alexander Lake is in East Point Reserve and is a great place where you can have a picnic or go for a swim. It is right opposite the beach. There is a guy that sets up bean bags around the lake and cooks up bacon and egg rolls and makes coffee. This sounded fantastic so we agreed to meet Dad and Dee by Alexander Lake. Unfortunately when we got there, there were no bean bags or bacon and egg rolls. I am guessing that this only happens in the dry season and as soon as September arrives and the build up starts, things start to shut down around the place. So if you are in Darwin in a dry season, add this to your ‘To Do List’. Luckily we were just around the corner from the Cool Spot Cafe so we ducked around there for a delicious breakfast. They also have really great coffee there too. Crisis averted. I didn’t manage to get a good photo of Alexander Lake, so this is downloaded from Wiki.
After breakfast we went for a drive and showed Dad and Dee the Stokes Hill Wharf where we decided to go for dinner later in the evening. We also went for a bit of a walk and checked out the waterfront area. I was so impressed. I had been here before but it was at night, so I had no idea what a beautiful spot it was. It is basically a water area surrounded by grass and edged with restaurants. There is a wave pool and an awesome Water Park.
There was a guy playing his guitar and singing, I love the atmosphere of live music. We decided to go to the Oyster Bar and had oysters and champagne for lunch. Dad bought Col a Tequila Oyster shot and we all stared intently while he ate it, he quite enjoyed it. I was happy that he took that one for the team.
We then took a drive around the Marina which reminds me a lot of West Lakes back in Adelaide except you can park your big boats right out the front of your house.
After the tour of Darwin we headed home to chill out before meeting again for dinner at Crustaceans on Stokes Hill Wharf. Typing this up I am realising how much of our social interaction revolves around food and drink! We did have breaks between eating and drinking I promise, it just sounds like a lot in this condensed version of the day.
We loved the restaurant and the location. We got to sit outside on the wharf and watch another amazing Darwin sunset. The food was beautiful. We were brave (except Dad) and had the crocodile skewers for entree, they were actually quite nice. Colin and Dee shared a Mud Crab that weighed in at 1.5kg, while Dad and I shared a seafood platter for main. There were Mackerel jumping out of the water all around us and Col and I were annoyed we didn’t bring our rods There was also a cool wake boat lit up, driving up and down the wharf with a girl in a bikini dancing on the back of the boat. Col and Dad were pretty happy with the entertainment.
Another great day in the NT and some more items to add to your future ‘To Do’ List.