Maybe the multiple crocodile sightings did it.
Or the 70 km (~45 miles) cruise from the Timber Creek landing to the middle of nowhere.
Or perhaps the sunset drinks and snacks, taken incongruously in the middle of the crocodile-infested Victoria River were responsible.
Whatever it was, the public amenities on the purpose-built pontoon where we took a break from crocodile spotting to admire the staggering view were most welcome.
And while they’re not really PUBLIC – use of them comes with passage on the excellent Victoria River Cruise run by Timber Creek locals, Neville & Meredith Fogarty – they’re undeniably scenic!
With an added frisson of excitement – and uncertainty – from the crocs that may – or may not – be lurking all around.
After watching a couple of 5-6 metre crocodiles disappear from the riverbank into the water without a trace further upstream, the crocs could be anywhere!
And that included right under our pontoon!!
Praise be for heavy duty steel!!
But after an event-free hiatus aboard the pontoon – that is, if viewing the 360° splendid grandeur of Australia’s wildest river while eating a splendid spread of nibbles washed down with drinks doesn’t count as an ‘event’ – we returned to Timber Creek as the sun set and the moon rose over the river.
With a panorama so heart-stoppingly magnificent the crocs were forgotten!
This spectacular and unique scenic public toilet is one of 60 amazing loos from all around Australia featured in my book “Aussie Loos with Views!”
It’s a pleasure doing business here – and in all the others! Have I included YOUR favourites? Grab a copy and see for yourself!