Bumblebee Girl on Mission Possible

Posts tagged ‘darwin’

Feeding the fish

This is an amazing idea in Darwin that I enjoyed a lot – about 2 hours a day this fish park opens and for 15 dollars you get in and you feed the fish. If you take the steps down you’ll have fish around your feet, and you have big fish coming up and taking the bread from your hand. The fish ain’t in captivity or trained. It’s fish knowing that they can get a food for “free”.

There’s a lady guiding the crowd and explaining about the fish. Just be aware that some areas you can’t go into the water because of the stingers and the sting rays.

They were: Cat fish, Diamond Scale Mullet, Gumphead Batfish, Queensland Groper mm.

Facing the fear – helicopter ride

At last I did it – I concurred my fear of flying in helicopters and actually did it three times on one day. This was one of my 101 things to do and at last I did it 😀

I went on a trip with Outback Floatplane Adventures owned by (Matt Wright from Outback wrangler, National Geographics) and had a blast. The trip started when I was picked up and this amazing lady from the company was there. In the harbour we’re picked up in helicopters (because of wet season) and flew out to Sweets Lagoon. The flight was a huge challenge for me but I managed to concur my fear so much that I could enjoy the view. I was surprised to see how green everything was.

When we arrived 2 ladies (Leigh and Tanay) were our hostesses and we started on the open “house boat” with eating a well prepared breakfast by Munro our cook, boat driver and pilot, while we sailed in the larger canals in the area.

After a nice quiet tour we returned to the platform and then the fun part started – we got into the airboat and we had a tour in the more impassable areas. We saw white bellied eagles, 2 crocodile nests and yes mommy watched us (we only saw her eyes just over the water level), a cow farm, different places were the croc’s had their feast etc. Our guide Munro knew so much about the area and what to look for that it was so amazing to listen to.

In the next time slot we took turns to get a guided helicopter trip over the area, swim in the croc safe pool, fish from the back of the boat and just relax on the house boat, where we had free access to all we need (water, tea, lemonades, toilet, shade, sun). I started with the helicopter tour and sat in front this time and that was so much better. On the tour I was stunned to see termite nests and some of them were so huge. Munro showed me how big the termite nests were by going down beside one.

When we returned Otis the male crocodile in the area was just near the platform to take a look at the lot there. It was amazing to see a real crocodile and we’re told that he’d taken a shine to one of the girls working there so he could be a little cheeky. While the others got their helicopter trip I fished for the first time in ? years and I really enjoyed it. I also hopped into the cage but Otis was cheeky so he wouldn’t “play” with us. At least we got a dip in the water and cooled a little down.

The last thing before going home was one more trip in the airboat in another area of Sweet Lagoon and I loved it.

I would love to recommend this trip because there is not trained animals, jumping crocodile etc. It’s a crew that really are into doing things the good way and they did an amazing job on making this an unforgettable day for every guest 🙂

That day I got at couple of illusions form TV broken and I love that ;-D – we didn’t have to run to the helicopter in a bending/crawling posture when the rotors were active and the wind when it lifted was not like the ones I’ve seen on the TV.

This day I actually got a couple of things ticked off on my list so loved it.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Tickets all the way to Sydney booked

Got my holiday visa to Australia so now the flights and train rides are booked all the way to Sydney. So excited 🙂

  • I’m leaving Norway on the 29th of January to visit my step father and a good friend in Denmark.
  • February 9th I’m going to London and hopefully make some speeches and visit the 101 gang
  • February 16th I’m heading for Darwin where I’ll stay 2 weeks before I take The Ghan to go on amazing adventures.
  • I’ll get a couple of days in Adelaide where I’m going to see the Kangaroo Island as priority #1 before I’ll take the train with an amazing ride through the Blue Mountains to Sydney.
  • So the 9th of March I’ll be back in Sydney and I’m so looking forward to it. I hope to have 1-2 weeks of boot camp and paperwork in Sydney before leaving for New Zealand and if possible ride across USA in June on a ATV to honour my parents who both died of cancer. It’s my hope to make this a charity trip to raise money for cancer research. How I do it I don’t know but today I took a major step towards making my dream a reality.

The last week I’ve sold a lot of stuff because I’ll only pack the most important things to get stored in Denmark and on my trip I only need necessities 🙂

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: