Friday, June 21, 2013

Nourlange and Fire

This morning we headed of to have a look at the other main Rock Art Site - Nourlange. At Nourlange you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.

Everyone likes to DANCE

On the way home we called into Anbangbang Billabong. I got out the car to take a couple of photos but didn't want to get to close to the water just in case there were some unfriendly local hiding in the shallows!!
Anbangbang Billabong - See the Kakadu Darter drying his feathers.
If I was him I would do it in a place where there wasn't a chance of getting eaten!
As I mentioned last night Kakadu has six different seasons and the one we are in at the moment is Wurrgeng and we are following Yegge. During these two seasons drying winds and flowering Darwin woolly butt tell the Bininj/Mungguy to patchwork burn the woodlands to encourage new growth. So needless to say there has been a bit of residual smoke from the days burn off. Doesn't help with the asthma and sinus's, but no big deal. But early this evening we were sitting by the pool when all of a sudden there was lots of smoke and one of the days burn offs had got out of control and was at the caravan grounds border. The local CFA (Country Fire Authority) were on the job pretty quickly, but then proceeded to back burn the rest of the caravan parks perimeter. So it gave everyone lots to look at and talk about. I didn't feel like we were in danger but I sure am glad the CFA was there quickly.

Fire at the caravan park border!!