Day 126: Darwin, Australia
Jet travel can so compress one's sensations of time and space that last night, as we crossed the Australian coast, descending into Darwin to rejoin the crew, the grey estuary of the Thames and the blood-red effluent of the Daly River below seemed only a few miles apart. Though we have been away four days it's almost as though we had never left the tropics.
This morning, as we roll south on the long straight road out of Darwin there is a great sense of change. We are out of the crowded Asian Pacific seaboard and into the great empty spaces of Australasia. In Java there are eight hundred and fifty people for every square kilometre of land, in Australia, just over two.
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- Series: Full Circle
- Day: 126
- Country/sea: Australia
- Place: Darwin
- Book page no: 178
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