Today we thought was going to be our last full day at Broome, so we spent the day sight-seeing.
First we went up to Gantheaurne Point to and saw the lighthouse. You can also see dinosaur footprints here, but the tide wasn’t on our side. It needs to be less than 1.6m and it won’t be for another week, so this is one thing that will have to wait until next time.
The colours were amazing!! The bright red rock/dirt against the very blue ocean.
Anastasia’s Pool is located here too. A former lighthouse keeper had a pool cemented out for his wife who suffered from arthritis. This pool was destroyed in a storm in January 2014 and hasn’t been repaired.
Then we drove the unsealed road, past Riddell Beach. It is believed that Captain Riddell was killed here during a mutiny with his crew.
Our awesome GPS had us driving in the ocean for this road!
We did the complete lap and ended up back at the southern end of Cable Beach, near Gantheaurne Point and went for a drive onto the beach. This end of Cable Beach is where everyone was loading/unloading their boats into the ocean. We didn’t stay here long, just had a look and headed off into town.
When coming off the beach, we saw this sign at the Racecourse across the road.
We stopped and had a quick look at the Chinese Cemetery and the Japanese Cemetery on our way back. The Chinese Cemetery contains more than 90 graves and monuments, while the Japanese Cemetery has 707 graves (919 people), making it the largest Japanese Cemetery in Australia. Many of these Japanese people died from diver’s paralysis or drowning. Some died during the cyclones of 1887 and 1935.
Next, we grabbed some fish and chips and headed to the other end of Cable Beach, where we did the camel rides, and drove down onto the beach to eat our lunch.
The boys really enjoyed their crumbed sausages and chips.
Then it was time for a swim.!
Then it was time to leave.
We went for a short drive down Cable Beach before heading back to the rocks where the entrance onto the beach is. We were just in time to watch the camels come down onto the beach.
First we saw the blue camels arrive.
They were followed by the yellow-gold camels.
And lastly were the red camels.
We drove past Matso’s and the Ice Creamery on the way home.
The prices at the ice creamy were very expensive, so we didn’t purchase any.
That night was quite a noisy night with the Speedway going on next door. By staying at the Broome Caravan Park, you are entitled to half price passes to the Speedway, but we didn’t go.