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Archive for August 25, 2011

Broome 2

Today we’ve wandered around the town from the Pearling Lugger display in the town to Gantheaume Point and the Deep Water Port and become more familiar with the town layout. Although Broome is always promoted as a very multicultural town with a big Chinese presence we find it very low key. The taxis are called, “Chinatwon Taxis” and have brightly painted dragons on them but in reality it’s difficult to find any part of Chinatown that looks anything like the Asian section of Adelaide Central Market. We bought some papers to read, Alex’ was “The Scottish Banner” which informed him that people want to land a Hercules plane on the A9 south of Inverness (main road running north/south through Scotland) as part of the new Batman movie. Amazing what you find out when you’re camping.

There were plenty of people fishing on the wharf and we saw a few fish caught,  I saw a big yellow sea snake or eel, not sure which. An Osprey was perched on top of a light waiting for an easy feed and when we were at Gantheaume Point one whole level of the lighthouse framework was taken over by an Osprey nest, the babies were squawking. Anastasia’s Bath was built for a man’s arthritic wife, I’m sure he had Chinese doing the hard graft. The high tides kept it refreshed.

We’ve both bought long sleeved shirts because we’ve booked a trip on an old Pearling Lugger for tomorrow and don’t want to get burnt. We get back from the trip after sunset so we’ll book in for another night and will be able to go the markets on Saturday morning –believe it or not Alex suggested that!

Looking back towards Cable Beach

Anastasia's Bath

Some silly Pterodactyl standing in an ancestor's footprints.

Osprey's have a nest on the second to highest level.