I am currently on Broometime, as the casual go-with-the-flow attitude here is called. And Broome is not a bad place to linger for a while, since daily temperatures are around 30 degrees, the skies are clear and blue, the beach has beautiful white sand and offers an Indian Ocean sunset (unlike all places on the East coast of Australia). Camping with two nice English girls is not bad either.
After my previous post on Monday we ended up spending all day around the mall and Chinatown, doing laundry and getting some nice food. We spent the evening chatting with a lone rider at the campsite.
Tuesday was Cable Beach day. Cable Beach has the beautiful white sand and we spent all afternoon there, till after sunset. Arno, Phil and Christina also joined us at the beach, and I met up with Lieke, as well as the Dutch and German girls I met on the campsite in Exmouth. I am definitely not the only only lingering around in Broome for a while. In the evening Sally, Claire, Arno, Phil and I went to the historic open air cinema to see ‘Endless Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. The theatre was great, especially with an airplane flying over really low before landing, but the movie was rather weird.
Today Sally, Claire and I went to Gantheaume Point, where it should be possible to see dinosaur footprints at very low tide, but we were unable to see them. Afterwards we went to the local crocodile farm, to watch lots of chickens being devoured by hungry crocs, and to get educated a bit about them. After all, they are rather common in the area I will be travelling in next, so it is good to know the difference between a freshwater crocodile and a saltwater crocodile (the former will not eat you, the latter will, and likes freshwater too). But not to worry, it is easy to outrun crocodiles on land.