Grand Asia Darwin Australia

Day 9 – November 3, 2012 – Darwin, Australia

Didn’t realize I’d feel so giddy about arriving in the Land Down Under! What a fun day. Off of the ship to do a tiny bit of walking in Darwin, then back to the ship to catch our excursion to the Adelaide River to see the jumping salt water crocodiles! What a great little river boat cruise. High entertainment with gigantic old crocodiles leaping up out of the water to snag some meat.

Jumping Croc

We stopped into a local pub in Humpty Doo on the way. What a name! And what a place! It was like some bad Hollywood set for Crocodile Dundee.. and it was real! Old guys with beards, barefooted, playing pool and gambling. Aboriginees and Aussies.

Humpty Doo

Our sail-away party on the Lido deck was amazing! Shrimp on the barbie – and steak and salmon and chicken. Spectacular fruit. Australian folksong playing, and a huge pink sunset to make everything perfect.

We are just so “at home” here. I never even write about the food. It has become quite common to me, I suppose. Every day it is over-the-top wonderful.. and since this is our first cruise without grains and nightshades, it’s been a tiny bit different, but very easy for us. The entertainment is also first rate, as always. Annie Frances has wowed us on two separate nights. Elliot Finkle is on board. We’ll go to his classical concert tomorrow afternoon.

So far the seas have been so calm. It’s like we’re gliding down a smooth highway at 20 miles per hour.

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2 Responses to “Grand Asia Darwin Australia”

  1. Graham says:

    OK Sandy, just be sure to let us know when you’re ready for the real land down under. We will meet you there! Graham

  2. Sandy says:

    Sounds like a great plan!!

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