Photographs and Adventures

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.

Berry Springs waterfall

The main pool at Berry Springs

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.

Melanie under a mango tree at the mango farm.

Mel weaving with pandanus leaves

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.

Some of our creations...

Tumbling Waters is a very pretty park and boasts it’s own freshwater crocodile enclosure.

Entry to Tumbling Waters, Berry Springs

Freshwater crocodile at Tumbling Waters


One response

  1. Gillian Armstrong

    Rhonda, just fascinated by your photos and stories about the places you have visited. Happy travels !
    Gillian A.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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