This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2006 Travels August 10

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THURSDAY 10 AUGUST     DARWIN

Today was our wedding anniversary – 15 years. The time had gone quickly, but we had packed a lot into it.

M’s Troopy was booked in for a service in the morning, so we collected her from the service centre, almost right in the centre of town. Then went to breakfast at the Cool Spot. M had not been there before.

From there, it was on to the Darwin Bowls Club, where we did three hours of practice. In my case, it was sorely needed.

Lunch was at the Casuarina shopping centre food court – but with restraint, in anticipation of this evening.

Took M back to pick up the Troopy.

Went to Mindil Beach Markets, at about 4pm. Our idea was to get in and get parked before the crowds that would come for the sunset,  but it was already starting to get busy. Wandered about, checking out stalls. Did not see anything that I was tempted to buy.

Eventually, we bought from the many and varied food stalls, for tea. Now there we found  many tempting offerings, unlike the general stalls!

We sat on the beach and watched the sun go down – as one does at Mindil Beach.

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The sunset did not disappoint. A couple of passing small boats added to the scenes.

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It was about 8pm when we headed back to the van.

Decided that I find the Mindil Markets just a bit too crowded and frenetic for my taste, these days.

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