The Esplanade, Darwin

The Esplanade, Darwin

There are some gorgeous parks around Darwin. One of the things that struck me as soon as we got off the plane was the incredible bright green of the foliage – I can’t remember when a colour has struck me quite like that before. Maybe it is because...
Lameroo beach, Darwin

Lameroo beach, Darwin

Beaches in Darwin are a bit different from the ones at home in Victoria. They don’t seem so different at first – until you hear about the crocodiles that like to sunbake on the sand … and how it might not be the best idea to go swimming. I was a bit...
Darwin streetscapes

Darwin streetscapes

More sketching in Darwin. Because it isn’t frantically busy like home it is easier to sit down inconspicuously to draw. No-one much seemed to notice, which was good. I still don’t feel that confident about people coming up and asking me if I am an...
Cullen Bay, Darwin

Cullen Bay, Darwin

Cullen Bay is a waterfront area in Darwin with restaurants and cafes. In my nautically inept way I would probably describe it as a place where the boats park (apologies to anyone who knows better). In our hometown of Melbourne a place like that would be packed with...
Litchfield Park, Northern Territory

Litchfield Park, Northern Territory

A couple of months ago my husband and I did something delicious – we spoilt ourselves by running away from the children for the first time in about a decade. (Yes, we did leave a tame grandmother to cook them “real food” – like lamb roasts,...