Derby - Last stop on the final leg of our trip


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June 10th 2021
Published: June 10th 2021
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Today we headed back to Broome and “civilization“. It was actually great not to have internet or phone coverage for a few days.

After a bone-chilling night at Bell Gorge, we made our way to the town of Derby. The town fell into disrepair some years ago with the flourishing of Broome. Derby has long had a busy port with supplies loaded on the famous jetty. However, today, the only transport by ship from the jetty are mineral resources.

Derby is also renowned for having the second largest tidal change of anywhere in the world with a differential of 36 feet.

Just outside of Derby is the famous Boab Prison Tree where Aborigines were kept as prisoners in the late 1800s. It is unfortunately, another sad part of Australian history. We saw hundreds of Boabs on this trip, but this was definitely the largest.

The day ended with complimentary cocktails from the Mangrove hotel in Broom, with a post-sunset coloured sky.


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