Darwin Day 8 Tue 20 Dec 2005
Travelled today: 120kms | Travelled so far: 1433kms | Allowance: 1600kms
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in town and a check of the
forecast on the internet was
becoming our daily ritual. If
there was no activity about in
the early to mid arvos we'd spend
time keeping cool or searching
for lookouts. We found one!
This is in
the middle of town and faces
north but unfortunately it closes
at 5pm. We never ended up using
it as most of the activity was
either inland in the afternoons
or over Darwin at night.
wasting time in town we drove out
to Nightcliff jetty to watch (and
listen to) Hector.
we noticed a cell building to the
ENE, and decided that the road to
Gunn Point was our best chance to
to be driving for ages on a dirt
road without any decent views,
and the cell appeared to be too
far north anyway, so we decided not to go any further.
Later back in Darwin we bought
some indian for dinner and took
it back to Nightcliff jetty to watch a cell to the far W fire
some lightning as the sun set.
another one fired up to the
this activity lasted, however, so
we trudged back home, disappointed that we didn't get as close to anything as we did yesterday.