Kayaking and the Moon
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Even though Iâ€™d previously had a go at Broome for being really small, weâ€™ve actually had a good time.
Today started off with the sea kayaking tour, ok it wasnâ€™t the sunset tour weâ€™d tried to do yesterday, but we both really enjoyed it. Apparently there was an excessively high tide this morning that meant the usual cliff portion of the tour was more of a small wall of rock, plus the caves that can usually be seen were totally submerged. There were plenty of turtles hanging about and the couple in the kayak behind allege to have seen dolphins. The guide mentioned that during the winter months you can sometimes find humpback whales resting just off
The rest of the afternoon was taken up with chores (Woo) and vegetating (Me).
In the early evening we headed back into town to see something that happens only twice a year, the â€śStairway to the Moonâ€ť. We didnâ€™t plan on being in Broome during this event, it was just luck. We got to the town beach just after 5pm to find that there wasnâ€™t much in the way of eateries. There were a few vendors that had pitched up just for the crowds tonight, but nothing weâ€™d both enjoy. So after a quick coffee we headed off to the other location that people had mentioned there being a good view for tonightâ€™s event, the Mangrove Hotel. Unluckily for us the restaurant at the hotel had been booked solid and the bar was only doing snacks, so weâ€™d have to wait until afterwards to grab something to eat.
By the time we left the Mangrove and headed back into town for something to eat the majority of places were closed. We walked past one pub called the â€śRoeâ€ť which seemed to be quite full, so it was unlikely to still be doing food, so we carried on walking. Just around the corner was another pub that looked to be closing, but the waitress said that food was still being served, phew.
In the taxi on the way home we found out why the â€śRoeâ€ť had been so packed, there was a â€śWet T-Shirtâ€ť contest onâ€¦â€¦.damn.