Hiking in Kakadu National Park

Many years ago, a young school boy of about 10 years old was sitting in school room in small country town learning about Captain Cook and the discovery of Australia. It was a fresh change from boring spelling tests and maths, finally here was something interesting. I sat, wide eyed and imagined a tall sailing ship after having travelled half way around the world, entering a isolated bay surrounded by trees and wilderness, and a bunch of men stepping from a small row boat onto an Australian beach for the first time, wow, what a fantastic feeling that must have been. Complete wilderness, unknown landscapes and adventure. I asked my teacher if he thought that there might be any places still undiscovered? For I had just worked out what I wanted to do when I grew up!

It took another 35 years, but in 2012 I had my captain cook moment.

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