About 6.30pm, after travelling 2,979 km (1850 miles), we arrived in Darwin (pop 150,000) the capital of the Northern Territory and on the Timor Sea.
I was last there in 1968 before the city was largely destroyed by Cyclone Tracey on Christmas Eve 1975. It is much bigger now but still just as hot. I had chosen to visit in the dry season but think I would have happily flown home the next day if my sister had not been flying in the next night to join me for the rest of the trip. For some reason I feel ill in hot weather.
However I attended a very informal Eucharist in the cathedral. I was disappointed the Dean was on holidays as I had heard him preach at St James, King Street. I did not take a photo but here is one from the Net.
I was pleased to see Justice Michael Kirby was to speak on 'Five Uneasy Pieces' in August. Obviously an inclusive diocese.
We visited museums on the environment, Aboriginal and European history including the bombing by the Japanese in WW2 and the cyclone. We took a sunset dinner cruise on the harbour.
And spent time on a very interesting tour of the new Parliament House.
Finally after 6 nights (for me, 4 with my sister) in a hotel room we picked up our motor home for the next part of the journey.