|Darwin waterfront - sunset markets, Sunday evening.|
First, Australia is a big place. Oh, I knew that in theory, and I'm sure you know it too. However, I found that I didn't fully appreciate how big until I was out in the middle of it. It is BIG!
|Kakadu national park, Northern Territory, Australia.|
Second, the Northern Territory is not a barren landscape. I had assumed it would be mostly desert, akin to Western Australia when you move away from the coast. It isn't. The humidity and high rainfall should have told me that, but it took seeing the green landscape to believe it.
|Somewhere in the middle of the Northern Territory.|
Third, I can drive a campervan. At 130km an hour (the speed limit in the N.T.)!
|Queensland sugar cane.|
Fourth, I can camp in a campervan, and it's actually really fun.
|Kuranda scenic railway, Cairns, Queensland.|
Fifth, I'm no longer someone who can say they don't take holidays. In fact, when I think about all the travel I've done with Mr Bite in the last few years, I am now someone who clearly does take their holidays. And you know what? I'm proud of myself for doing so. I am proof that you can teach yourself to relax.
|Mossman gorge, far north Queensland.|
Sixth, when you do take holidays and you do practice relaxation, you see some wonderful things. Certainly more than you see sitting in your office or tied to your computer at home.
|Crossing the Daintree river - there is no bridge, so you take a barge over in your car!|
Seventh, whilst my heart wants to live in England, it also wants to holiday in tropical rainforest. There are all the trees I can desire, and it turns out that I like humid weather when it's not hot humid weather (even if my hair disagrees).
|Daintree rainforest meeting the coast, far north Queensland.|
Eighth, I think everyone should visit far north Queensland. It is paradise.