We stayed at Nitmiluk the homeland of the Jawoyn people.
The Katherine river runs through this area and has 13 gorges. It is the dry season and the river levels are low. Our river trip included three of the gorges. We walked over the rocky weirs at the lowest points. Boats were waiting in each section of the river.
At the first landing we saw some Aboriginal rock drawings.
The Jawoyn people were able to establish their long association with this area through the extensive rock paintings of their ancestors when they were making land claims to the government.
Radioman is going to ride with us for a while.
The fresh water crocodile has a long narrow snout, eats his food - frogs, insects, small animals whole-and is apparently no threat to humans.
As for me, I'm not willing to hop in and swim here.
It has been a relaxing stay at Nitmiluk - Cicada land.