Anyone who has read the last two or three posts here during the past week, will know that I have travelled to one of the most southerly points in Australia during the middle of winter. As a result of that, I have spent a week enjoying some of the coldest weather Australia has to offer.
Now, if I had turned left when leaving my house and instead travelled to one of the most northerly points in Australia, say Darwin, I would have enjoyed a very different holiday. But what would I have been doing?
Well, instead of shivering in daytime temperatures that were as low as 5°C with freezing temperatures at night, I would have found myself in temperatures of around 30°C to 32°C. So instead of climbing up mountains, having snowball fights and building snowmen, I could have taken a cruise on the Adelaide River.
Looking for crocodiles, like this……
These trips usually run for just six months in the year. Those six months are between April and October. This period is known as the dry season. The rest of the year is known as the wet season.
Up there, they don’t have spring, summer, autumn or winter. Just the wet season and the dry season. And the dry season is the best time of the year to visit Darwin and to go feed the crocs.
So one end of Australia, snowball fights. The other end of Australia, sweltering heat, river cruises and crocodile feeding. It’s a big country!
And this is a wonderful piece of film……
Looks good, doesn’t it? I’ll be trying it myself one day.