Well, here we are in the renowned and highly regarded Broome. Not so sure I get what all the fuss is about although Cable Beach is quite nice and the colour of the water is pretty amazing. I guess we are very spoilt having grown up on the east coast where we are able to swim and play all year round on the beaches. In the back of your mind over here you have to be mindful of the presence of crocodiles, irukandji and box jelly fish. The lure of turquoise water is like being in the Garden of Eden so we have a shallow dip and collect some of the most beautiful shells. Yasmin was lucky to find some coral in the perfect shape of a soap dish. The white sand of Cable Beach is incredibly fine and is a perfect backdrop for some photos. We are lucky enough to have picked up a spot at a caravan park directly behind Cable beach.Some of these caravan parks are extremely overpriced and overrated though. Some of them even have the hide to ask for bookings of no less than two weeks. We wait for low tide to look at the dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point. Whilst taking in the views from the lighthouse we discover a small swimming pool. This pool known as Anastasia’s Pool was carved into the rocks by the lighthouse keeper for his arthritic wife. The dinosaur footprints on the other hand are estimated to be at least 130 million years old. There are tracks of the famous Stegasaur, as well as some Theropods.
Maddox celebrated his 3rd Birthday and was so excited to have some new cars; of course he received a motorbike birthday card. We had a small morning tea party to celebrate whilst that evening we caught up with our friends from Bellingen who recently moved to Broome. It was nice to catch up for a BBQ at their place. Maddox was able to have a second cake for the day and had a great time playing with Demi, Jai and Molly. Thanks guys for a great night.
I’m starting to feel as though I am on a completely different holiday now we are on the coast. With strolls on the beach and swimming and lazing by the pool, it is actually almost relaxing. Down by ‘Town Beach’, also known as Roebuck Bay, there is a kids water park and boat launch. The incredible water colour, together with the white Paspaley Pearl boats sitting on the horizon, is a photographers dream. Strolling through the markets at Roebuck Bay Park there are pearls, craft stalls and a variety of international cuisines available. We find something for dinner and lie on the grass gazing at the sunset whilst listening to a variety of performers. Later on we sit in complete darkness on the headland and await the full moon to rise so that we can witness the ‘staircase to the moon’. This optical illusion is created when the full moon rises and the reflection ricochets off the mudflats (this obviously only happens at certain times of the year).
It is packed on the headland and people cheer for the 10 minutes or so whilst this phenomenon occurs.
For a girls night out Yasmin and I venture to the famous Sun Pictures to see ‘Satelitte Boy’.
This cinema is actually listed in the Guinness World Record book for being the oldest outdoor cinema. Having commenced operation back in 1916, it is amazing that it remains in operation today. This open air cinema offers good old fashioned deck chair seating which is perfect on this balmy Broome evening. The incredible noise that occasionally roars over the top of you is the low flying jets coming into land at Broome Airport. If you put your hands up in the air it feels as though you could almost touch their wheels as the planes come in to land. The movie is incredibly appropriate as we have travelled some of the beautiful country featured in this film. Some may say this film is boring however having now spent so much time learning about indigenous culture, I can appreciate the storyline and often underlying messages conveyed.