From Lorella Springs we continued on our journey across the top of Australia to Ngukurr, an Aboriginal Community in Arnhem Land, NT. A 310k trip. (see map)
We stopped at Butterfly Springs for morning tea. The early morning sun lit up the Paper Bark Trees.
We walked around the water hole into the bush.
After a while they started to settle a little.
Then they returned to the cliff wall. Can you see them?
After a while they were walking along the road. We found out later that they should have been in school.
There is a total ban on alcohol in Ngukurr and the community is quite industrious. They run this nice motel situated on the top of a ridge overlooking the great expanse of Arnhem Land.
From my spot on the balcony I could see our outdoor dining room and BBQ area. There was a proper kitchen attached to one of the accommodation blocks.
Local caterers came in to cook dinner for us. They used local products. We had water buffalo sausages, prawn kebabs, crocodile kebabs and chicken. This was all cooked on the BBQ.
Damper (type of bread) cooked in a camp oven.
It was an idilic place to dine.