Broome - Capital of the Kimberley

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June 11th 2021
Published: June 11th 2021
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Broome is the major centre in the Kimberley with a population of 16,000. During the dry season it swells by about 50,000. The weather is gorgeous now with very low humidity. In the summer it swelters with rain and high humidity.

The day started off with a glorious sunrise looking out from the back of our hotel grounds. Then it was a one kilometre walk into the centre of town to a jewellery shop run by Jill, an ex-patient of ours, along with her husband. I bought Adele a pearl bracelet for her upcoming birthday and we chatted about old times.

We joined absolute strangers from Queensland for morning coffee and a bit later chatted with a young couple from Bunbury over lunch. That’s the way it is in Broome—casual and friendly everywhere. On our way back to our hotel we passed by the oldest garden cinema in the world, Sun Pictures which opened in 1916. It is still operating.

Following an afternoon swim,we joined several members from our Kimberley tour for dinner at Mr Saigon. We have gotten to know one another quite well after 10 days, and we all hope to connect again in the future.

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