La Dolce Vita…
What a sweet life. We have spent lots of time relaxing this week. We visited Berry Springs Nature Park, just down the road a bit, and it was absolutely stunning with warm turquoise water and not too many people. There are three pools along the creek, with steps built into the bank. The first pool is fairly shallow and has a waterfall cascading into it, the second is much bigger and deeper, and you can swim from there to the third pool. The water was clear, warm and inviting, and best of all, apparently free of saltwater crocs. (We hope.) It was so lovely we decided to return another day to swim again.
We also visited a mango farm nearby and bought homemade mango icecreams, and mango cheek frozen on a stick. Very delicious and refreshing. We needed it after a hot walk across the dam wall of Darwin River Dam.
Mel and I have been doing a bit of weaving with pandanus leaves, we saw aboriginal women working with them at Springvale Homestead and decided we would give it a try ourselves. Maybe not very professional results, but it was fun and we learned a lot. Mel also bought a couple of booklets with aboriginal motifs and we had a go painting our own aboriginal designs and made a couple of bookmarks. A fun and relaxing way to spend the afternoon in the shade, in between swims in the pool.
Tumbling Waters is a very pretty park and boasts it’s own freshwater crocodile enclosure.