We have finally sunk back into relaxation mode following an adrenalin-fuelled dash south to avoid Cyclone Heidi. Although we did make it through to Coral Bay in the end, we spent a couple of nail biting days threading the eye of the needle (yet again!) which I will post about as soon as I feel ready for another surge of adrenalin.
So for now I hope you don’t mind a couple of Posts in retrospect.
Our Broome experience started with Cable Beach and ended with Camels. In between there was lots of mud and caravan park antics.
Since we left Sydney on The Big Adventure almost 2 months ago now we have not stepped foot on a Beach. And if you have spent your whole life living on the coast, the beach becomes part of your psyche and you don’t realize how much you miss it until you have been absent from it. So when we arrived at Broome after a long day in the car we were all completely and surprisingly overjoyed at the sight of the beautiful ocean.
The feel of beach sand underfoot and the smell of the ocean was amazing. We were just in time to see the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean, another first for us as we only get sunrises over the ocean on the east coast.
Then the heavens opened up, which was our first prolonged rain since we left Sydney. It was a great relief given all the humidity we have had up north. It also brought about some muddy conditions, which provided lots of enjoyment for the boys and enabled some rainy day games to be played under the Big Top.
The ability of the Boys to entertain themselves with mud, sticks and water never ceases to amaze me. They made chocolate cakes, Wombat Stew and built car parks for their cars complete with a chocolate car wash.
Finally, a break in the weather enabled some fun on Cable Beach, amazingly the most animal friendly beach I’ve come across. Dogs to the left and Camels to the right. A trip to Broome just wouldn’t be complete without the quintessential Camel Safari, and at the 11th hour the rain cleared and we were able to get on some Camels. Blue Eyes took the lead on Gustav, followed by the Pianoman with D, then me with Little Buddy and Miss Fancy and her new Bestie giggling all the way on Camel no. 4.
Personally, I will remember Broome as the place where the little boys collected “Fishy Cuddles”, grabbed their “Bobbles and Gaggles” for a swim and rode the “Caramels”.
"Fishy Cuddles" = Cuttlefish
"Bobbles and Gaggles" = Bubble and Goggles
"Caramels" = Camels