Remembering Cyclone Tracy

40 years ago on Christmas Eve, Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin.  The ferocious winds and torrential sideways rain tore apart buildings, stripped the leaves from the trees and caused unforgettable damage.  Sheets of metal screamed into buildings, cars were upended, people huddled in cupboards under the stairs. I’ve just been down to the Cyclone Tracy exhibit … Read moreRemembering Cyclone Tracy

Exploring Darwin Peninsular – The Aviation Museum

Last week I drove around the peninsular of Darwin. My first stop was the northerly point, Casuarina Coastal Reserve at lunch time. Under the shade of the Casuarina trees, the picnic delights included manchega cheese, a pungent sheeps cheese from Spain and a crusty loaf of bread from Alley Cats.  Casuarina trees waved their narrow leaves in the … Read moreExploring Darwin Peninsular – The Aviation Museum