I've found a much faster computer today. If you're ever blogging in Broome make sure you use the computers at the Cable Beach General Store - they're great! Open early in the morning until 8.00pm and fast to upload photo's etc.
Obviously today's blog photo isn't from Broome. it's the image I wanted to run yesterday but had too slow a computer to upload anything else.
Yesterday was spent looking around Broome a little bit. Kylie was very keen to give her aaar...motorcycle a rest so didn't ride it at all yesterday. She did climb on to the back of the BMW for a quick trip into town though. Check out the hat shot in the (now larger) Broome album. She didn't buy that one though, instead opting for another cap.
As anyone who travels rural & outback Australia much will attest, the coffee at roadhouses isn't usually drinkable. I had therefore avoided coffee all the way from Perth but thought Broome's was probably worth a try - very pleasant sitting in the cafe watching the world go by, and the coffee was excellent.
We rode out to the coast at Roebuck bay to have a look - Mangrove flats with the seawater washing amongst ugly little trees! People must come here for the weather, not the scenery (although Cable Beach is pretty), or they've never been to Albany.
Meanwhile back at the campsite Jonah had finally extricated himself from the pool and was ready to explore the Malcolm Douglas Wildlife Centre. Kylie prefered to stay and do the washing rather than face the 15km ride out to the Centre so Jonah and I went without her. Jonah loved the park, big, mean crocodiles all over the place. We went on the feeding tour and were treated to headshakes, crocodile rolls and some lessons on crocodile anatomy and behaviour. Apparently they can only travel at about 13km/hour on land so we should be able to outrun them on land. Don't try it in the water though!
I thought the croc's were a bit sleepy and lazy really. I have seen much more spectacular jumping antics from them before. Apparently the weather was too cool to really get them going.
We made it back to Cable Beach for the sunset which was lovely. There were about 36 camels walking along the beach in three groups, hundreds of people and scores of 4wds. There's plenty of room on the beach for all though - everything is big up here.
Today it is likely we'll leave Broome if I can coax Kylie into climbing back onto that red machine. Jonah wants to see the pearl farm but I doubt we'll make it. Perhaps we'll stay at derby tonight - not sure - watch this space!
I trust you're all having fun and enjoying your work.
The sun is up properly now so I'm off to enjoy the day.
See you soon.