Today started with a continental breakfast served by Sue which was lovely. Then we headed into Broome, first stop was the lighthouse at the southern end of the famous Cable Beach just past the horse racing track, it is the Broome cup today so traffic was starting to build up. We drove down onto the beach but you are not allowed to drive past a certain point. We got out and walked to look for shells. There was a boat tender with wheels that drove down the beach and into the water, out to a luxury boat and came back with a load of something, how easy is that, it looked like something out of a James Bond movie. After that we visited the Port and long jetty, Den watched the fisherman and had a chat while I sat at the kiosk and had a drink and read my book. The water is such a bright turquoise and the sky is so blue. A little bit windy today and I feel a bit sunburnt. We had lunch in the park which had many historical monuments about Boudin and his detailed mapping of the coast and all the scientists he had on board who collected so many specimens, plants and animals. Across the road was a brewery so we tried a few, mango beer and mango cider, not bad. There was a big commotion across the road and thousands of bats flew out of the mangroves in a circular pattern all screeching, what a din, it lasted for about 5 minutes and then they all settled again. What the! Next stop was Cable beach north this area is where the rich people holiday, so many resorts and restaurants and only such a small section for swimming between the flags. The housing area there is up market, beautiful houses with tropical gardens and many with Chinese and Balinese influences. After a trip to Woolies and filling up with diesel we then headed back to our room for happy hour. We chatted to other guests while we had dinner, do for yourself, it's like a camp kitchen. All the walls are half walls made of corrugated iron, which is a popular material for housing up this way, and the top half of the walls are shade cloth or fly screen. The roof is very high lined with foil insulation and there are fish ponds every where inside and out in all types of recepticals, and all types of fish, there are huge coy orange and yellow in a huge pond at the entrance. Tomorrow we head for Fitzroy Crossing.