We got to Katherine very early in the morning after crossing the border into the Northern Territory late the night before and putting our clocks forward an hour and a half, changing the time in the same country is very bizarre.
The day started well with Tbag locking the car keys in the van as we stopped for petrol in Katherine ( i was just pleased i hadn't done it). After various attempts to break into our own van we called the local fix it man and he charged us $55 to open the van which took around 2mins, now we can break into wicked vans nation wide yippee:)
Katherine National park is huge and would take a good week to explore properly,with walks ranging betwen 2 hours and 3 days. We climbed the main attraction Katherine Gorge ealry morning but the heat was around 37degrees so as lunchtime apporoached we opted for swimming in the river with god forbid crocodiles! Luckily after much convincing we managed to stay in for a little bit as the signs reassure you that they are fresh water crocs and as such tend to shy away from humans. Still we didn't want to be the ones that broke the mould:)
We got close to our 1st truely tame wallabies, finally some that weren't dead by the side of the road. We had luckily been told by some fellow travellers at a rest stop about the best place to go for a safe swim in Katherine. We made our way to Edith Falls for the afternoon and after another treck up a mountain (dripping in sweat is the norm for the rest of our trip we feel) we found some cool rock pools for swimming and had a great afternoon:) We left in time to see the sun go down over our next destination for the following few days - Kakadu National Park!