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 outback trip 3 
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Post outback trip 3
Travelling north along the Stuart Highway we came to Barrow Creek, which is really just a roadhouse.
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Then came the first coconut palms at Wauchope Roadhouse, some distance short of Tennant Creek

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Any keen restorers out there?

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a dust devil or willy willy

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Now we come to the real tropics at Katherine

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mango farm
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colours
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Katherine River and croc sign, though "salties" only make it this far upriver in the wet season.

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thermal springs

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next time: Katherine Gorge with its native Livistona palms


Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:12 am
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Fascinating pics that I have enjoyed viewing Phil. One question... would you prefer to live in this part of the world or back on the east coast?

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:01 pm
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Nice to see some greenery Phil I guess they get some rainfall in Katherine.


Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:53 pm
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Andy the Northern Territory is too warm for me. In the Centre we experienced an early heatwave to about 40c but Katherine was the worst because it combined the heat coming up from the Centre with humidity coming down from Darwin


Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:12 pm
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Kevthey have a long dry season there but plenty of river water to irrigate


Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:16 pm
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Really nice Phil. Just going over all the rest in full screen. Like I'm there. :wink: I have to move to Australia when I hit the lotto. Just a high standard of living on a whole continent of warm to tropical and...no evil country has a single missile aimed at Oz.
What else can I say? Great pics of fantastic foliage plants. Some grow here,some only in pots and none with that tropical speed.


Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 pm
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Post Re: outback trip 3
We'd love to have you, Stan. Katherine might not be the greatest choice unless you like torrid heat and humidity. I was there at the worst time (early November) and the conditions are insane!
Average high is about 100f at this time but with stifling humidity.


Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 am
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