Overnighting in Broome

Trip Start Jul 08, 2008
Trip End Sep 11, 2008

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Broomes Gateway

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By the time we left Fitzroy at 8.30am the next morning it was already 20C and within fifteen minutes the temperature reached 25C! The scenery constantly changes, one minute the land is as flat as a pancake with just a bit of brown grass and no trees or bushes and then hilly lanscape sections. Way in the distance we could see the tree line and before long we were in the Erskine Ranges.

 On the way there were baobabs every now and then and a particularly big one at a parking spot where we, and many others, stopped to take a photo.  On our way back to Broome there was a lot more burnt out bush than the couple of weeks before and for one short section there was a bush fire burning. We went through really dense smoke making it impossible for Mike to see - thankfully no one was coming the other way and the road was very straight.  After three hours from Fitzroy Crossing we again crossed a much wider Fitzroy River as by then we were again close to the sea and the mouth of the river.  An hour later we arrived at Broome Gateway and this time we knew just where to drive to and parked under the tree near the chicken house.   We went to the camp kitchen to register with Dave who recognized us as did Sandy, his assistant, who guessed it must be someone who had already been there as we went straight to the right spot to park the caravan! With not a lot to do there, we unhooked the caravan and drove into town to fill up with fuel and replenish our fridge and larder.  In the evening, we started our generator to power up the microwave and cooked curry and rice in our caravan. As the generator is fairly noisy, Mike switched it off and we had a pleasant evening sitting outside under the stars, enjoying the warm evening by candle light.

The next morning we were again woken at 6am by the birds and chickens and after breakfast, and saying goodbye to Sandy, we hitched up the van and once more set off on our travels.
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