It was great to see beautiful ocean again and be able to swim in it! The water was warm but no stingers yet and generally croc free. Cable beach has been closed due to crocs but this is very rare. It is a few degs cooler on the coast, Michael and Bryce are enjoying the breeze and sleeping better. I on the other hand got out my jumper!!
We caught up with Tyme and Luis who have been holidaying with family in Broome. Tommy had been looking forward to this for weeks, we hung out at town beach and the water park for the morning and then Tyme and I took the kids into town and did a bit of Pearl window shopping. We caught up again a few days later and wandered the court house markets and did a bit of tight rope walking – heaps of fun, I want one in the back yard.
Margie was staying at the same park and we all did dinner on cable beach watching the sunset and the iconic camels of cable beach. Afterwards we went to the open air cinema, which is the oldest continuous running open air cinema in the world. It was very cool and came with extra effects as it is directly under the airport’s flight path. So close that you might think the plane was going to hit the screen!
We checked out the very impressive Dinosaur foot prints at Gantheaume Point and watched the moon rise at town beach famously called the staircase to the moon, due to the reflection on the water as to rises.
We did the Willie Creek Pearl Tour which was fantastic and made even
better by the very funny and entertaining tour guide.
There is a LNG Processing Plant being built at James Price Point about 50km north of Broome, and the town is divided between those for and against it. We spent some time at James Price chatting to the protestors, swimming and enjoying this beautiful location. It will be interesting to see it in years to come.
Broome has been great, we bumped into Kate whose son Levi went to school with Bryce in Bridgewater, caught up with friends from Adelaide and many of our new travel friends that are following a similar direction to us. Margie has become one of the family.