Sunset Cruising

Today was still quite hot here in Darwin, even the Darwinians are complaining about the heat and high humidity when it should be dry.So with this in mind we booked a Sunset Dinner Cruise in Darwin Harbour. While waiting to board the Cape Adieu, a traditional fishing ketch, we sat on the dock at Stokes Hill Wharf. Here you can sit right at the edge of the wharf dining at several eateries or just watching the water. We were treated to a display of mullet and garfish swimming below us . Above seagulls and terns circled in the hope of food being thrown by the patrons. We were also treated to several sea eagle amongst the gathered throng.

 

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We lined up to board the vessel and the group in front of us paid for the 4 course dinner and cruise then asked if there was a vegetarian option, to which the girl taking the booking said “yes no problem we have a steak option”.To which the group replied “OK” then and boarded the boat. We thought to ourselves yes we must be in the NT were steak in vegetarian and buffalo is real men’s meat. We later saw them have bread and salad for entree, then bread and salad for mains. They didn’t have the vegetarian “steak”

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The 4 course meal was not fantastic but it was pleasant and the scenery was great. We had a quick wiz around where the working boats were in Frances Bay. Doubling back we could see the city skyline dominated by apartment buildings and around Larrakeyah where the Navy Patrol Boats are based.The cruise then goes on past Cullen Bay and sits up in Fannie Bay as the sunsets over the sea.

 

As darkness over took us the boat lights came on giving us all an eerie glow.

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All round a very pleasant evening.

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