Five Mile Swimming Hole
11 November 12
Almost every accessible body of freshwater up north is sign-posted with a warning of resident crocodiles. So it was really nice to be invited to a safe swimming hole by signs on the main highway. And in case we weren’t certain, a local had clarified its location for passers-by.
For such a remote location, the surroundings are well developed. We discovered cemented paths, stairways and even a stainless-steel ladder down into the beautiful water-hole.
Early in the morning, we were the only ones at the swimming hole, but the place soon filled up with locals and tourists. Many brought picnic lunches, and some kids stayed for hours. I can see how this is such a popular place, and I’m glad we got to rest here for a day before resuming our driving north!