Broome And Sunset Runs With Camels On Cable Beach

Trip Start Apr 16, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Had a crappy nights stay in one of worst hostels in Oz so far,Roebuck but had a walk over to the other side of Broome to Cable Beach,supposedly one of the top 3 beaches in Oz.Broomes a tiny little town with a small high street with a few cafes,but mainly a massive lawn usually full of Aboriginies sitting in the shade of a tree with a box of goon wine between them.

Walked over and checked into Cable Beach Backpackers after sweating our wotsits off which was right on the beach with a nice pool and a bar with Ben,an aussie bloke with long curly hair that just called us Rysie or "champ" every other word.Spent 10 days just catching the free bus into town to get shopping in.Met Abi,Alex aka Sideshow bob,Roz from Brisbane and Kris a cool lad from Geraldton and had a few sweet nights out with them and Si at the bars round town.
Cable beach was gorgeous,a massive spotless beach and every night me or me and Si would go for a jog down along the beach at sunset,the best place to go jogging with the sun setting as your running and with loads of camels doing sunset treks walking past,brilliant.

Managed to catch something that only happens now and again called 'staircase to the moon", where the moon rises really low on the horizon across mud slats which creates the appearance of a ladder effect up to a crystal clear moon.

We went to the mangoes hotel with Kris,Roz and Abi and caught it but not that good photos cos of the effect on the camera and then onto an open air club where chicks were dancing in cages and all sorts.

Started lookin for a lift down to Perth,signing up for relocations where car and camper van companies need a car bringing back from somewhere and you pay $1 a day to drive it back for them.Tried to book with Wicked campers only to be blown out and basically left facing staying in Broome waiting for a campervan for weeks till we got an email from a welsh couple whod set up a 4x4 cruiser company and had a Land Cruiser pop top camper van being driven from perth to Broome and would let us drive it back in 10days for them for cheap so jumped on it!

Went out for few beers with Roz,Kris Abi and Si on cable beach drinking out of the esky under palm trees on the last night and after going in the Sailors bar for a beer with Si and getting the evil eye from the local hells angels called it a night!

Got up to collect the jeep,a toyota land cruiser with a pop top and sliding bed with fridge,sink and cooker in the back and 2 fuel tanks what a beast compared with our Jackaroo trip from Darwin,loaded with music,snacks and supplies and started the road trip down the West Coast with Si.
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