Kakadu – Wednesday
Ubirr was our destination today to see some Rock Art. First we drove about 55kms from our base at Cooinda to Jabiru. We were surprised to find a Foodand shop there, after all the TV jingle says, “Foodland ,the mighty South Aussie store”. It was a great shop, you could buy a washing machine, all kinds of Auto and Camping goods as well as heaps of different souvenirs made by Aboriginal artists. Of course there was an excellent range of foods including GF and Asian.
Leaving Jabiru we drove on to Ubirr which is about 40 kms further north-east. It was well worth the drive, the rock formations were amazing and the Rock Art was probably the best we’ve ever seen.
Vegetation and Rock Formations
On the way back “home” we stopped at ‘The Border Store”, it’s on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Unfortunately the store was closed, we don’t know why nor when it will open.
You need a permit to enter Arnhem Land, you also need to cross the East Alligator River. No alligators of course, that was explorer King’s mistake. The river is tidal so it’s only possible to cross at certain times.
We were hot as soon as we got out of the car but we managed to have some lunch before going to cool down in the swimming pool. Cookie has now handed me my Beef Bourguignon…… we’re retreating to the Camper to eat it in peace.