We thought we'd drive up the road a bit (about an hour) to a gorge that J had heard about from a friend. We left Katherine around 1 pm, expecting to be gone a few hours, and didn't return for 12 hours. See if you can imagine it with just a few images:
A car that won't start.
A (22 km long) dirt road with no traffic that ends at the gorge.
Add utter darkness (we couldn’t see our own feet or each other), broken by blinding lightning bolts of a very nearby lightning storm, multiple washes and streams to wade through, cheerful and good-humored companions, and a good friend who was willing to get out of bed and drive an hour each way to come get us.
We ended up walking non-stop from seven pm to 11:30 at night to get to the highway. I have some blisters today. Maybe I'll write more later if that doesn't seem to be enough info for youse.
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