We only have a couple of days to spend in Darwin but as we had arrived in late last night, the plan was to spend the day doing very little.
Had a late breakfast then ventured out for a wander around the Esplanade and found our way down to the <a href="http://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au/">Darwin Waterfront</a>. This had apparently been an unused and undeveloped wharf area of Darwin but some amazing changes over the past few years have obviously developed it into restaurants, park, beach, wave pool and accomodation area. A great spot to dawdle around in and of course find a spot for lunch.
Back for the 'nanna nap' and freshen up before we met up with Joyce - an 'Air Dispatch wife'. Joyce and Ni have lived in Darwin for 9 years, Nic is away working in PNG so it was great to catch up at the local Italian restaurant around the corner. Had planned to go to the <a href="http://www.mindil.com.au/">Mindil Beach Markets</a> which are only open on Thursday nights but chatting got us into a totally different train of thought.