Day 10: After Yellow Water, our time in Kakadu is unfortunately over. We drive out of the park to Katherine. When we finally get there, we go to the main street and look though the many didgeridoo shops. I get to look through each shop and pick the didg I want. I play each one in the shop that looks interesting. Then I move on to another down the street. Here I find one that sounds perfect, and I get it. We go to set up camp and after we are done Zach and I go to practice with our didgeridoos. While playing, we see wallabies and kookaburras as the sun sets behind the gum trees.
Day 11: Today we just did the usual, pick up camp and move to another place out in the bush, set up camp, hike, swim, and look for crocs and snakes at the beautiful Katherine’s Gorge. I couldn’t really think of a better day. It is a deep gorge with a diverse variety of plants and animals, however, the most common are the wallabies. They are all around when you are making dinner, eating dinner, hiking, and sleeping, but I can think of worse camping neighbors. Today we hiked up to look over the top of the gorge and after dinner, Zach, Harrison, and I went to the stone country to play the didgeridoo and watch the sun set. As we sit there, we can see cockatoos and wallabies fly and bound about the landscape. At this time, I do not think there is any better place to be!
Day 12: From Katherine’s Gorge we head to Alice Springs. Today we do a lot of driving and eventually end up at one of the bush camps along the highway. Here we meet many really nice people, but the ones who really got our attention were some people traveling with surfboards. It looked really out of place out in the outback so we went over to talk to them. This was our first time talking to someone else about surfing for months so we were stoked. We talked for hours about everything from pros we’ve seen in the water to the places we surfed, and our favorite surf movies. They were really nice and like so many people we have met while traveling, became instant friends. After that, we watched the stars and went to bed.
Day 13: Once in Alice Springs, we check out the many didgeridoo shops in the town. At one shop, the owner notices our croc tooth necklaces and offers to trade us lessons for some extra teeth we have. We agreed and planned to meet him tomorrow. We checked the rest of the town and went back to our camp.