Today’s blog I will be sharing the views I took in at Broome’s Deep Water Jetty and our adventure at Cable Beach. I feel a bit bad about how long it’s taken me to get back around to working on the Broome series but sometimes life has a funny way of side tracking your plans, at least that’s how it works with me. I can’t really speak for anyone else.
Adam and I visited had two or three lunches at the Deep Water Jetty cafe while we were in Broome. I enjoyed the view so much we returned a few times and even once at night so I could look at the stars with my binoculars. There were hardly any streetlights so I got a really nice view with out light pollution. Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures of the night sky. I really am not the best photographer! Here is two views of where we sat at the cafe from our table.
I don’t think I am doing this jetty much justice. I am not used to doing travel blogs. I feel as if I am floundering a bit but I want to share some of the things I have seen and experienced with others who haven’t the money or opportunity to travel.
Another place we frequented was Cable Beach. We took a camel ride at sunset as the tourist centre suggested. There are many camel ride operators for the beach and booking is essential. I can’t remember the one that we chose since it’s been 6 years since we did the trip. I can tell you that we really enjoyed the ride. We actually got to ride not only on the beach but back behind the dunes where they keep the camels. I believe it was longer than some of the ones that were offered. I am certain that it was highly recommended by the tourist bureau. I am glad we took their advice because they were very knowledgable and it was family operated. I would say a camel ride on Cable beach is definitely a great thing to do! It’s not like riding a horse at all. It’s sort of side to side movement to the hips and not front to back.
My Kimberley blogs are coming to a close soon. I think there will be maybe two more posts. Thanks for reading and putting up with my gallery. I am still not used to expressing myself with photos but I will get it down pat one day. Until next time, have a great day!
The following day after we visited the prison tree in Derby Adam and I journeyed again on the Gibbs River Road in the Land Criuser to visit Windjana Gorge. Adam is happy for me to decide where we are going. The night before in our motel room I read to him the sights to be seen in the area from the brochures I had collected. Since I am the only driver in our party, we didn’t want to journey too far on the Gibbs River Road because I would have to drive us back to Derby. The Gibbs River Road could take you all the way to Kununurra but Adam and I didn’t have time to do the entire journey there. Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek can be driven to off of the Gibbs Rivers Road by taking Leopold Downs Road.
Millions of years ago this area was part of the seafloor. You can see evidence of the fossils in some of the rocks. It was spectacular walking through a gap in the wall to get inside. It looked so tiny but you can walk through it easily. As I looked around, I noticed vegetation growing on the walls of the Gorge.
View from the car park.
I realize I am not the best photographer. I just thought I would share what I have taken with you incase you are curious what it might look like. I only have 2 pictures of Tunnel Creek. They are not very good because there was hardly any light. Basically, it’s a creek that is in a tunnel/cave. You need to have a torch (flashlight) with you when go and be prepared to get wet. It can be slippery.
There are lots of things to see and do in the Kimberley. Adam and I have only scratched the surface. My next installment will be on Broome.