Monday, July 10, 2006

The Majestic Katherine Gorge

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park covers an awesome 3,000 kilometres of magnificent escarpment country, Katherine Gorge is the jewel in Nitmiluk’s crown and one of the Territory's top tourist attractions. The Katherine River flows through 13 spectacular gorges separated by rapids and carved through the Arnhem Plateau before heading north west to the tidal Daly River and the Timor Sea.

A 2 hour slow cruise along the Gorge is a must do, and don't forget the camera!!!

I have picked out a few of my favorite photo's.

The start of many magnificent sights along the gorge.

In the film "Jedda" this is the cliff were Jedda fell to his death

This is one of many rock faces that display Aboriginal art, depicting stories of animals, hunts, and other various symbols. The climb is a lot steeper than it looks, and is very rough underfoot, but well worth the experience.

I tried to take a picture of one of the Aboriginal drawings, unfortunately it's not very clear.

another beautifull veiw of the gorge.



A father put his three year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which she ended by saying:"

God bless Mommy,

God bless Daddy,

God bless Grandma and good-bye Grandpa."

The father asked, "Why did you say good-bye grandpa?"

The little girl said, "I don't know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do."

The next day grandpa died.

The father thought it was a strange coincidence.

A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this:

"God bless Mommy,

God Bless Daddy and good-bye Grandma."

The next day the grandmother died.

Oh m gosh, thought the father, this kid is in contact with the other side.

Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say:

"God bless Mommy and good-bye Daddy."

He practically went into shock.

He couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack! of dawn to go to his office.

He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch sent in and watched the clock.

He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay.

He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound.

Finally midnight arrived, he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.

When he got home his wife said "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter?"

He said "I don't want to talk about it,

I've just spent the worst day of my life."

She said "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me.






This morning the milkman dropped dead on our porch."



Blogger Raggedy said...

The pictures of the Gorge are awesome! I can see a little bit of the art you were talking about in one of the pictures.
The joke was hilarious. I loved the v v v v down to the punch line.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

July 11, 2006 6:24 am  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, hope you have a great time up in Darwin, it will at least be warmer up there, do you have a laptop? they are great to use and stay in touch when traveling.

July 11, 2006 9:04 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jen ~~ You have probably gone by now
Just wanted to say how beautiful the
photos are. And how funny the joke is.
Hope to hear news of you soon and that
you are having a wonderful time.
Love, Merle.

July 11, 2006 9:44 pm  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

That was a great joke. I am enjoying your travels.

July 12, 2006 12:31 am  
Blogger Cuppa said...

Very Funny! Thanks for the laugh and the great pics.

July 12, 2006 12:40 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jen,

I loved the pictures--it reminded me of our Grand canyon.

LOL the joke!


July 12, 2006 2:51 pm  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

Beautiful pictures!!
And the prayer was a hoot! I so love humor!!

Happy Thursday

July 14, 2006 12:28 am  
Blogger Meow said...

Gorgeous pictures. Another place I haven't been, but really want to. *sigh*
Love the prayer, too, very clever !!
Take care, Meow

July 14, 2006 12:17 pm  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Beautiful pictures of the gorge and the joke was great...I'm going to show it to my husband.

July 21, 2006 10:54 pm  

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