Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 16: Tiwi By Design Tour

We did a day tour of the beautiful Tiwi Islands back in 2006, and decided it was time to visit there again. I was particularly keen because while we were travelling I was reading Marie Munkara‚Äôs memoir, Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea. She was born in Arnhem Land, but was living … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 13: Back to civilisation, so to speak

Wah, the last full day of our trip. We had waited so long for this trip, having booked last August/September, and now it was nearly over! We would all have loved an extra day at Seven Spirit Bay, and are envious of next year’s tour participants who will get just that in the revamped itinerary. … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 12: In and around Seven Spirit Bay

Today gives you a lesson in not believing all you read. You may remember that I finished yesterday’s post with some hifalutin’ statement about magical days? What I didn’t mention was today’s shocker. You see, today’s main activity was to visit the historic Victoria Settlement. That sounded good, as did getting there via a circa … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 11: Last day on the coach, and on to Seven Spirit Bay

This day was to be our last on the coach, the rest of the tour being by boat and plane. The coach has been good to us, and as comfortable as it could be, but 1400 kms or so of dirt, mostly corrugated or heavily rutted, roads, complete with water crossings, does take its toll … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 9: Next stop, Mt Borradaile

For much of the trip croc spotting has been the main fascination but for today’s trip it was buffalo spotting. Unfortunately, they were surprisingly skittish for big critters, so we didn’t get good sightings and pics. It was a demanding drive, as we were on a Permit road, which took Outback Spirit three years to … Read more