As Lisa asked, you can see our itinary here.
And yes, it was the end of autumn down there, but in the North, it is still pretty hot.
From Darwin, we embarked for a 6-days tours to Alice Spring and its surroundings.
Our first stop was in Katherine Gorge.
As we arrived, we heard some weird shrieks, together with a strange noise. Then we saw tall trees with black fruits on them. No, no, wait, the fruits are moving and shrieking!
Yes, it was a colony of bats trying to rest under the heat. To do so, they kept moving their wings, and I suppose the shrieks are meant to keep contact with each other. The day before, we had seen some flying in Darwin. I have bats visiting my garden here, but they are tiny little things. Those are hudge!
After that, we saw this beautiful tree:
and at least arrived at the river.
It was hot and the river looked fresh and very tempting, except for one little detail:
This trap is meant for crocodiles. We saw their prints on several beaches along the river, and one young one in the water...
It was hot, we we did climb there to have a look. Worth the effort, believe me!
And yes, Neki, I don't know how I managed to come home... sigh...