Nightcliff Foreshore after the rain

A rainbow is just visible, with soft colours disappearing into the hazy sky. In contrast the colours of the beach sharpen as the dusky pink sand near the sea pales across the beach to the creek. It’s early in the morning and the parklands glisten with dew and palm trees sway happily in the cool […]

Cyclone Alessia

Cyclone Alessia was heading our way. Yesterday at 9pm there were news flashes on the TV and the BOM web site showed gales and rain between Darwin and Katherine. I went to bed excited at the prospect of the storm. I love the sounds of rain crashing on the metal roof and the roars of thunder […]

Sunset in the wet

  In all directions the sky bursts into pictures.  Vibrant yellow shards of light pierce through the darkening clouds to reflect on the sea below then as the sun lowers, the sky softens to pinks and greys.  Opposite the setting sun the full moon rises, like a cream ball it gently announces itself over the […]

Melbourne Cup in Darwin & beyond

Melbourne Cup Day is an excuse to wear the new short cocktail dress, put on those super high heeled shoes and head to the Casino or The Turf Club. Not for me though. I’m in my jeans and walking boots and in the car heading south for 90km towards Adelaide River. Trish, Ken and I are […]

Today the Wet Season begins

          Striking red flowers dapple the trees in the distance, heavily perfumed frangipanis fall on the path and the honking of magpie geese echoes across the road.  This is the start of the Wet. As I drive up to East Point splashes of colour escape from the greenery.  Nearer to the […]

The Dry is here

Late April and the wet season is over, autumn and ‘the Dry’ has begun. Nights are cooler, the breeze is fresh and the days are clear, warm and sunny. Soon the landscape will turn brown, dry and dusty. Tourists will arrive, Darwin will get busy. My blog will continue through the dry season with my favourite […]

Defence of Darwin Experience and Military Museum

Just imagine the shock, the panic and the fear.  Although most women and children living in Darwin in February 1942 had been evacuated, nobody really believed that Japan was going to bomb our shores.  They did and 243 were killed, 400 more injured and 8 naval ships sunk.  For 50 minutes the City was in […]

Sunday Market, Rapid Creek & Nightcliff

It’s Sunday and Rapid Creek Markets are open from 6.30am-1.30pm. This is a little slice of Asia in the middle of the suburbs. Sample Asian veggies straight from the growers, try a Laksa for breakfast or a fresh fruit, juiced just for you. Close your eyes and you could be in KL. So take an early Sunday […]

Parap Fine Foods & East Point Picnic

The sky is a muddled collection of grey and black with white bulbous clouds hovering in the distance. At the top end of East Point there’s a shelter and a picnic table overlooking the bay across to the northern suburbs. Ken and I are having a sunset picnic. It’s windy and beautifully cool. The sun is […]

Darwin in the Wet