The G.O. (fortunately) clocked up another birthday this past Saturday, and while we were celebrating in his customary low key style, my thoughts revisited his birthday on the last day of our WA/NT holiday.
Making notes after the trip, I wrote:
“We finished off on Saturday morning with a helicopter ride over Kakadu for the G.O.’s birthday, which he also celebrated in his own style with a 2 meat pie breakfast and hamburger & hot dog dinner!
We drove back to Darwin after that, stopping briefly at the overrated Humpty Doo Hotel and had a rest and a walk around Nightcliff and watched the sunset before going to Darwin airport for a long, boring wait and catching our late arriving chilly red-eye flight back to the same cold and wet Sydney we left a fortnight earlier.
We made a promise to return.”
The helicopter flight was a highlight of the trip. We interrupted a croc stalking a couple of amorous buffalo, and had birds’ eye views of areas we weren’t able to access via road.
To experience the energy which is a invisible, tangible trait belonging to Kakadu it’s best to have your feet on the ground but to appreciate its powerful topography we wingless mortals have need of mechanical means.
Some birthdays give you wings.