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Day 96 - Thursday 9 August 2012

Katherine

It was a little cooler last night than we have had for a few days - 12 degrees. Yesterday when we arrived in Katherine the temperature was 32 degrees maximum, but the humidity was 78%. Today it is a little more bearable - still 32 degrees but only 23 % humidity. A very slow start to the day - we slept in until nearly 8:00 am, but after breakfast we went into down-town Katherine to visit the Tourist Information Office, Caltex/Woolies for diesel and Woolworths for som groceries.

Its interesting how the price of diesel changes - $1.809 in Kununurra, $1.985 per litre at Timber Creek, $1.779 at Victoria River, and $1.559 at Katherine - all in 500 kms. However diesel is a bit like beer - you can't do without it! Its a bit like the newspapers - The Australian in Broome was $4.30 and a day late, in Kununurra $4.30 and a day late and sometimes not at all, and $4.00 and a day late in Katherine. Given that we have only seen 3 or 4 papers in the last couple of weeks you could soon learn to live without them. But - I hear you say - just wait until we have Julia's high speed broadband across the nation and we will have no need for newspapers - particularly that biased Murdoch press!

We have stayed at the Katherine Big4 Low Level Caravan Park before because of it good facilities which include a pool and the Big Fig Bar and Bistro. The park is called the Low Level park beacause it is near to the low level bridge over the Katherine River.

Our camp site

Our camp site

View across the caravan park

View across the caravan park

The Pool area

The Pool area

The Big Fig Bistro

The Big Fig Bistro

Bar and Bistro

Bar and Bistro

Posted by TwoAces 21:25

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