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Published: June 30th 2015
We had heard a lot about Broome and Cable Beach (and seen the photos) so we were prepared for something stunning when we arrived in Broome. Firstly, we went to Cable Beach where we had drinks at Zanders (a restaurant / bar with views of the beach) and then we walked around the area to see if it was the right sort of place for us. In the end, we weren't sure so we stayed at a caravan park in Cable Beach. The next day, the caravan park looked horribly cramped for space and Cable Beach looked like a lot of other nice beaches we had visited. So we moved to Roebuck Bay Caravan Park which was right on the water (and closer to Broome central).
We checked out Green Mango cafe and performed quality control on their mango ice cream (which was just as good as Wild Mango cafe in Kununurra) and had oysters and blue swimmer crabs at the port wharf for dinner. Georgi said this was the best meal of the holiday.
The next day we found a great little cafe right next door on the beach (Town Beach Cafe) and we had coffee there while
Georgi on the beach
at Roebuck Bay, Broome
the cruiser had a service. In the evening we went out of town to escape the bright lights and attended Greg Quicke's Astro Tour. Unfortunately, no photos but we had a great time and Georgi enjoyed it so much she is now part time lecturer on all things cosmic. Ask Georgi about anything up there provided you have at least an hour to spare!!
Courthouse Market is on Saturday at Broome and we went along for breakfast and to see what was on offer. Georgi got some new clothes to wear and birthday presents for Catherine and Ashlee. While we were at the market, we met Jane and Jamie from the Broome Bird Observatory. We plan to visit there in about a week. We also thanked Greg Quicke for his fabulous Astro Tour and wished him well for his upcoming trip to Phoenix, USA. We met Alice and Satria at the crepe stall where we had breakfast - we met them again at our caravan park. An opportunity to go whale watching / sunset cruising (whales generally arrive late June) at half price on the vessel "Tradewinds" was too good to pass up and we spent the afternoon on
the water. We were lucky enough to see dolphins playing and a sea snake. Despite scouring the horizon for telltale signs of whales we left without seeing any (it was still a little early). We were ferried out to Tradewinds by Cameron in the sealegs tender, an amphibious craft that can "kneel" right down for easy access. The tender trip alone was worth the money paid.
We visited the Malcolm Douglas adventure park to see some really huge crocs (over five metres) but some of the birds in cages (and dingoes) looked a bit sad. Lenny got an early DVD of a Malcolm Douglas trip to the Horizontal Waterfalls. A trip down memory lane.
In between all of this we sat around our camp site or walked on the beach or listened for the hovercraft which would go past the caravan park 2 or 3 times daily. Broome has a great climate and has a lot to offer but is it a place that we could live in?
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