Kakadu National Park is the size of a small country and while we will get our share of nature we wanted at least a glimpse of it before we start working our way into the interior.

The trick to enjoy an organized tour is to have very low expectations. The guide was well versed and knowledgeable, the Aboriginal paintings were interesting and there certainly were plenty of crocodiles in the river. It's just that a painstakenly slow walk on wheelchair friendly paths with people twice my age aren't really my thing.

But who knows, a few weeks from now we will probably dream about air conditioned buses and included lunches.

Aboriginal paintings!

Alligator River. There are no alligators in Australia.

There are crocodiles.

We got away from the crowd for a quick hike.