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Mar 26, 2019 - Broome, Australia

Arrived in Broome around 2:30am because of the 10+ meter tidal change which is 36 ft+/-. We leave at 4:30pm today. Hot, hot, hot today. Felt like 103 degrees with the heat and hummidity. Rode the Hop on Hop off bus around the circuit. Got off at Cable Beach. Famous beach. A lot of red dirt here. Reminded us of South Alabama Weather and red dirt. LOL!!!

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Sep 17, 2018 - Day 7, Monday

Getting up early to beat the heat so ready to go at 7.15. Sunny already. Some smoke across the road but fires seem to,have burnt out. Only saw some small flames in one spot. Traffic was travelling in both directions so we carried on. Fuel stop was Roebuck Plains and Willare Bridge RH. When we got to the T Junction at Broome there were heaps of vans and trucks all pulled over at the side of the road

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Sep 16, 2018 - Day 6 Sunday

Left at 8.10. Sunny cool breeze. Long day today. Fuel stops at Pardoo RH and Sandfire RH. Our free camp for the night was at Stanley Rest Area about 110kms from Broome. Arrived just before 2 pm after travelling 415kms for almost 6hrs. Gives the car and Gerry a good rest before we set off again and it’s getting too hot to travel any further. Sat outside for a while and could see smoke off in the distance in the direction we were going. So checked the emergency information website to find out what was happening. There are bush fires but they...

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Jun 11, 2018 - The West Kimberley

On the last stage of our Kimberley trip, days on the road were interspersed with river crossings, waterhole swims, walks and ‘smokos’ (breaks) at roadhouses. This was the real outback; cattle country with ‘stations’ of a million acres or more (the equivalent of 11 Isles of Wight) and names such as ‘Napier Downs’ (as in ‘Faraway Downs’ in the film ‘Australia’). As we headed west, the baobabs got bigger and we became dirtier and even dustier. The hostel in Broome, the end of the tour, with its clean sheets and laundry facilities, was very...

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May 27, 2018 - Broome

Here safely - got set up, then around to Trev and Glennis - had tea there. Will finalise this page after Wedding next week. Got a real surprise when Sharon, Ken and the boys arrived a day earlier than expected, coming in on the same day that Brett and Manni did. Lovely to see all of them after 3+ months!! Troy and Steve, Donna, Ella and Marli all arrived before the Wedding too. Sad Tahra couldn't make it - we missed her. Had a great week spending lots of time with Trev and Glennis before the family arrived. Wedding was just beautiful - both...

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On The Road 2018

Dec 31, 2017 - Christmas and NY in Broome

Not the best time of year to be in Broome - the Wet season is on us, but not much rain - just ghastly humidity!! However, Cyclone Hilda landed on top of us on 27th Dec - my first experience of a Cyclone. Lots of rain and very strong gusty winds. Lost power at 1630 and did not get it back for 21 hours, until 1330 on 28th. Took meat out of the freezer and put in spare freezer at house where Anne and Dave were staying, as they did not lose power. However, as we couldn't open windows due to wind and rain, the rooms were stifling and unbearable...

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May 20, 2017 - 'Adventure Wild' Kimberley round trip - part 2

11 May - Day 9 Yet another early start, up at 5 and away by 7, we were well practised by now at striking camp. No need to set the alarm here, there must have been several hundred corellas, all squawking at each other, flying around, landing on a tree, flying off and so on. What a noise! We walked out to the gate of the Station, while the bus topped up water . The gate was made of iron it was a silhouette of a boab tree, made by some of the workers on the Station for their boss. We rejoined the Gibb River Road and headed south again. First...

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Oz and the Big Lap

May 13, 2017 - 'Adventure Wild' Kimberley round trip - part 1

3 May - Adventure Wild! Day 1 Up at 5 to get breakfasted, showered and trailer packed away ready to be collected at 06.40 by the Adventure Wild bus. We made it with a few minutes to spare. It was a 16-seater bus, really a truck with the passenger part a bit like a box, on a high clearance chassis. We joined the tour bus which then headed out of town to the Great Northern Highway and north, across the single lane bridges, one of which, across the Fitzroy River had a pedestrian bridge attached to one side. We stopped and walked back to see if...

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Oz and the Big Lap

May 13, 2017 - Broome, again!

30 April Broome, again..... A peaceful night, no noisy birds, so we were only awake about 6.30, an hour after daybreak; a bit if a first. We duly packed up and were back on the road. Out from Derby and on to the Great Northern Highway, heading south. We were returning to Broome to prepare for our big trip into the Kimberley. We had travelled this road a couple of days ago and it hadn't changed, just a boring as before. The only difference was that a poor cow had met her end and was lying at the roadside with her feet in the air. Must have...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Apr 29, 2017 - Broome

20 April - Broome Woken by the birds (what's new?), the humidity had dropped, it was a beautiful morning. Found a praying mantis in the gents loo, sitting on a tap, and a frog in the shower. The frog soon disappeared into the ladies to greet Ruth. We packed up, then showered and hit the road. It was a really nice campsite, we would have stayed longer but for the car service we had booked in Broome. Back down the fairly corrugated dirt road to the Highway, a few 'rabbit cows', as Ruth calls them. They look like a cross with brahmin cattle...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Mar 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017 – Broome, Western Australia, Australia

March 23, 2017 – Broome, Western Australia, Australia Broome is a coastal, pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia which is 1,390 miles north of Perth. It has a resident population of 14, 776 which swells to over 45,000 during the tourist season. Often people mistakenly think that the 1st European to visit Broome was William Dampier in 1688, but he only visited the north of what was later named the Dampier Peninsula. In 1699, he explored the coast from Shark Bay to La Grange Bay. From there he headed north...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Swimming with the Fishes

Hi Everyone Sorry to say we did not hang around in the Northern Territory or in the north of Western Australia as it was so hot. The summer heat had arrived a month early and even the locals were struggling. At 9am in the morning we were already reaching 40 deg c. Phew! We drove around 6 hours a day for 5 days (with the air conditioner going full blast) to cross the state of Western Australia hoping to find cooler temperatures and perhaps a sea breeze on the west coast. We drove through wide valleys with tabletop escarpments rising high on...

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