Weaving our way through Kakadu

Some rock art and weaving this morning. Very cultural for this family. Suffice to say the 1.5km hike in 30+ degrees early this morning won’t stick in the kids memories for the right reasons, but it was a great way to view some incredibly ancient rock art. Some of the artifacts they have found here date back 20,000 years. Now that is a long time. And the rock art is amazing when you see it in situ. Just quite hard to fathom what life was like when it was painted on the rocks.

A lookout spot showed us Arnhem Land from a distance, before we found some friendly locals to teach us how to weave. OK, so it took an ice cream to bribe the kids into this one, but they genuinely enjoyed it I reckon. Boiling, dipping, dying, weaving… Jenifer and her Auntie Ruth taught us the basics and the boys produced little bracelets, whilst Jemima just amused everyone!

And then, after another 2 hours in the camp site pool, we really pushed our luck and took the kids for another walk. Although we have started to call this ‘exploring’ rather than walking. Seems to get us out of the door a little quicker! This was a sunset walk around Ubirr. Awesome. Pics tell the story…

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan says:

    Absolutely magic, team. We are loving seeing it all!!
    Loads of love xxx

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  2. Kaleigh says:

    Incredible! Love the blog, guys. Looks like you’re having a great time “exploring”! 😉

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