Julie consider one reason for stopping at Daly Waters – the need for a soft drink on a very hot day
Although just a quick lunchtime stop on our way from Banka Banka to Mataranka there were several reasons why we could not go past the very quaint Australian town of Daly Waters. Apart from being one of the prim barra fishing spots it has won the Northern Territory best tourist town for several years. The main reason is the name Daly has family significance and has been used for generations in the Hulm/Adget family for both boys and girls. There is hope that this tradition may still continue.
On a tin shed that looks somewhat like the outline of Australia this bloke makes timber signs to order and stirs non stop any passer-by.
The pub is the central attraction and provides a cool and interesting place for a very large lemon, lime and bitters. Its walls are covered with the things tourists commonly leave behind – caps of every description and currency from every known country. Its barra burgers looked good too but we had already eaten.
Is there anyone left in Ireland? Everyone working in the hospitality industry in the Northern Territory seems to speak with a strong Irish accent. Not that I’m prejudiced, mind. Julie’s ancestor who arrived in this colony in chains had an Irish background I believe
In keeping with its Australian nature there was plenty of suspect humour about mothers in law, caravans and drivers. One sign at the kerb indicated “angle parking only – any angle you like”.
The same angle parking “rule” applies in caravan parks. We were first into the park in Timber Creek this morning
and were told we could put the van wherever and however we liked and everyone would have to fit around us!
A picture – or two, tell the story.
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