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Day 101 - Tuesday 14 August 2012


Another clear blue sky with forecast temperatures of 30 degrees plus, interupted only by the RAAF playing war games from Darwin Airport, which is about five kilometres away. After the planes take-off at about two minute intervals they pass straight overhead and the noise is deafening - you can't hold a conversation until they are gone and the caravan shakes as each one passes over. It seems as though they have to follow the main highway south despite the complaints of Darwin residents - they are probably worried about getting lost if the stray too far from the highway. They generally leave about lunchtime and return after dark, and they make nearly as much noise on the way back. By the time that they pass overhead they are travelling too fast and are too high to get a good photo so I have borrowed one from the RAAF webpage.

FA 18 Hornet

FA 18 Hornet

We had a lazy day today reading and doing sudoku and crosswords, but after lunch we went into Darwin again for David to have a haircut and for Di to get the catch on a gold chain repaired.

Posted by TwoAces 18:28

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While you are in Darwin, go and see the B52.
It is huge.

by snowman3195

Hi Frosty,

We saw the B52 last time we were here - as you say it is huge - too big to get in one photo.

by TwoAces

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