Thursday, 11 July 2013

Yesterday, we were priviliged to be in the Katherine Gorge called by the Jawoyn people Nitmiluk which means Cicada place or country. We did not see cicadas, but plenty og the Big Black Flying foxes roosting in the trees waiting for the boat to take us up the gorge. Such an amazing and ancient place formed millions of years ago by trickles of water finding its way into cracks in the rock and wearing it down to the gorge that is there today. The scenery was breathtaking as we entered the second gorge on a different boat and the rock walls towered over us. We also saw rock paintings in this area and the gorge itself meanders like the rainbow serpent through the landscape and this makes it even more sacred to the Jawoyn people.

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