After another long day in the car on Saturday, we arrived in Broome. It was after dark and a bit slower travelling the last 50kms due to all the cattle on the side of the road, as they were difficult to see. We past some interesting’ road ‘trains’ (literally) on our journey to Broome. The temperature when we arrived was still 32degC, with a humidity of over 90%. It was a difficult nights sleep. Even the locals were complaining about it. The next morning we saw the majority of the caravan park at the local shopping centre on the same shopping mission as us, a pedestal fan. We’ve had it going 24/7 since, but the nights haven’t been as bad since that first night.
Broome is quite a big town, with a lot of small industry. It even has a Bunnings, although it is only a 10th the size of a city store.
We’ve down the usual things all tourist do in Broome; shop for pearls, visit Cable Beach at sunset, shop for pearls, view the pristine aqua waters of Roebuck Bay, ride camels on Cable Beach, ohh … and shop for pearls!
The caravan park has a great swimming pool, and we’ve spent most afternoons in it, but we think the Indian ocean water temperature is warmer. Too warm, it’s like a bath!
Monday nigh we headed to the movies, Sun Pictures Garden Cinema. It’s oldest outdoor theatre still operating. Certainly quite odd lounging in the seats with geckos on the big screen and large, loud commercial jet airplanes going over top as they come into land. Great experience!
Charlotte was eager to go on the camels at Cable Beach. They were fun, and we had to share the moment with some of the Australian swimming team on some sort of ‘camp’. Libby Trickett, Geoff Huegell, just to name a couple http://t.co/74PZam72Et
We’ve got another week here in Broome with lots of things to do; ANZAC Dawn Service, Gatheaume Point, Stairway to the Moon at Roebuck Bay and our tour to Cape Leveque and the Horizontal Falls on Monday, but that’s for our next post.
Did you know … #7?
That domestic camels life span is 40-50 years, where as their wild cousins only live for approx. 30 years!