Hello again from down under–this time from Darwin, Australia. Traveling requires always being aware of what time it is, from changing clocks for time zones or losing days from crossing the international dateline. But Darwin provides a unique experience. It is one of several places that have time zones that are not on the hour, instead being 1/2 hour different from neighboring time zones.
Australia is known for it unique wildlife and in downtown Darwin there is the Crocosaurus Cove. Complete with an aquarium and reptile exhibit, it houses many of Australia’s native species. In these freshwater tanks you can find Freshwater Sawfish and Whiprays. The whipray is a freshwater cousins to the saltwater stingray.
The real stars are the crocodiles. Here you can watch, feed, swim or even even swim with these creatures. You can also hold baby crocs. Crocodiles differ from their cousins the alligators who I encountered in the Everglades. Just like gators, crocs have powerful jaws and sharp claws.
While I did not swim with the crocs, Crocosaurus Cove provides an excellent, and safe, way to view crocodiles.