After arriving home late the previous evening, we parked our car into our very tight little space and went inside. Early (3.30am) we were woken by a rooster and a dog who seemed to enjoyed communicating to each other instead of sleeping. The next morning, we found many others had arrived home later than us which made just getting our car out a very difficult task, so while waiting for our windscreen to be replaced we phoned the Broome Caravan Park and were able to get a lovely, large grass site! As soon as we had our car back, we swapped parks, having a quick swim at the gorgeous pool at Broome Caravan Park before heading off on our Camel Ride.
Next we headed for Cable Beach for our camel ride.
We had booked a Pre-Sunset Tour with Broome Camel Safaris. This was the short 30 minute ride and we thought that would be long enough for the boys. We found it was long enough for hubby and me, but the boys wanted to ride on! The continuous bumping while the camel was walking was not good. Anyhow we really enjoyed ourselves.
While paying for our ride, we watched the ‘blue’ camels arrive!
We watched the camels all line up and sit down ready.
The big walk down to the beach must have tired them out as they were all yawning!
Then we were introduced to the lead camel, Malachi.
We were able to pay this camel and they took our photo with him too!
Then we were to wait for everyone else to arrive.
While waiting, we watched the Sundowner Camels arrive. Then it was onto the safety brief. After this we were split up and asked to stand next to the camels we would ride.
B was lucky enough to get his wish. He wanted to be on the lead camel, Malachi, and he and daddy were the last two to board, as they boarded them from the back.
R and I were on Moost’ve, the second camel. He is a white camel and leads in the mornings, as apparently Malachi hates waking up in the morning, so he doesn’t usually come on the morning safaris.
I was the first of our family to hop on.
Then R hopped on.
Then it was time for the camel to stand. Holding on tightly with straight arms, we eventually were up, about 2 metres high.
What we found really funny was that some of the camels didn’t want to stand up. As soon as one of the workers grabbed a large water bottle and started taking off the lid, the camel shot up. They obviously don’t like water poured onto their head.
Hubby and B were the last to hop on.
Before heading on our walk, we were all given the opportunity to have a memento photo taken.
Then we were off!
Hubby was taking photos with his phone while I had the camera. One of the guys happily took a few photos of us while riding as well. Here are some pictures of our ride!
This was one experience we all really enjoyed!! A must when you come to Broome.