Grandma and Grandpa (Cath's parents) visited Broome for 5 days and we had a lovely time seeing the sights together and going to restaurants. We even all went swimming (yes all of us!) The children loved showing their diaries and all their precious items purchased with pocket money and in fact we all had a great time.
We all went on the hovercraft together at low tide and it was a fabulous experience and it really does feel like flying. The hovercraft is hard to manage and so the pilot glides sort of sideways towards a destination rather than pointing straight at it. We did get to see some dinosaur footprints and it appears that there are quite a few of them here in Broome and they have all been studied by various university types. Of course tides and cyclones are doing damage and knocking them about a bit.
We also went to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm which was a truly excellent tour and fascinating to learn about how pearls are cultured. It does give you a greater feel for why they are so expensive. We didn't buy one though, whilst they are beautiful I cannot tell the difference between a replica strand and the real thing. The replica is $200 and the real thing $40,000 plus!!! Still those working in the pearl farms can make quite a lot of money, so perhaps that is the place to be.