Northern Territory, 2012
After spending the night at Jabiru in the Kakadu National Park, we mooched around for a bit, picked up some supplies and then took off in a somewhat northerly direction to visit the Ubirr Rock Art site. Ubirr is looked after by the Bunitj, Manilagarr and Mandjurlgunj people and contains several galleries of rock paintings. The paintings tell various stories about the land and laws, but were often painted over as other stories were depicted. The act of painting is as important as the paintings themselves to the people of this region.
We wandered through the Manngarre rainforest (the better half avoided the women's only area because he is a good, obedient and curse averse), dodging the stab and saw trees that lay in wait on land, and the crocodiles that lurked in the river, and oh! Winged tigers! They were a bit of a surprise. There's so much stuff here that can do a person serious damage.
After scrambling around from gallery to gallery for a few hours, we climbed to the top of the rock and were ready for a rest at Nadab Lookout. Where better to watch the sun start to sink, than over the beautiful expanse of a flood plain and parts of the East Alligator River?
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