I turn the page and there I am, in an instant, back in time staring at an awe inspiring example of nature’s way … There HE WAS,Â an eleven foot! salt water croc namedÂ “Sweetheart“ . His size suggests he lived to be anywhere between 70 and 80 years old. Some even say it’s possible that he was hatched in the late 1800s and was already a large adult by the time the first missionaries made their way into the north of Australia. A page from my travel journal in the city of Darwin, in the NorthernÂ Territory … (seen from this side of the hemisphere that’d be ‘down under’).Â It’s where I learned that a ‘mob’ was more than one, and I was (and hopefully always would be) called a ‘Shiela’.