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Day 99 - Sunday 12 August 2012

Darwin

A slow start to the day this morning as David had sat up until 1:00am watching the Olympic womens keelboat sailing. The Australian crew won silver in the 5 race final, and but for an out of control gibe in the 3rd race where they lost their skipper overboard, could well have won gold. This form of sailing with 5 match races each taking about 30 minutes to complete is very exciting.

Di has had a busy morning changing the bed and doing the washing - the best bit is that it only takes an hour to dry and you can get it in again. Did I mention that it is another bright sunny day in paradise, no clouds and 30 degrees at 11:30 am.

Later in the afternoon we picked up Richard and Margaret Hughes from their hotel in the city and we went to the Mindil Beach Market. After a walk around the market we went down to the beach to watch the sunset.

Margaret and Di at the Mindil Beach market

Margaret and Di at the Mindil Beach market

Mindil Beach Market

Mindil Beach Market

Mindil Beach

Mindil Beach

Sun sinking at Mindil Beach

Sun sinking at Mindil Beach

Mindil Beach sunset

Mindil Beach sunset

After watching the sunset we drove over to Cullen Bay to find a restaurant for dinner, and settled on Seadogs - an Italian restaurant. Margaret had Scallopini Marsala while the rest of us had Calamari Fritti which turned out to be huge plates of calamari and chips with salad - the meals were not only excellent but very reasonbly priced.

Posted by TwoAces 03:55

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