Kayaking and the Moon

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Kayaking - back towards Cable Beach from the lighthouse

Even though I’d previously had a go at Broome for being really small, we’ve actually had a good time.

 

Today started off with the sea kayaking tour, ok it wasn’t the sunset tour we’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 Cable Beach and that last year a calf came up to check them out, swimming under the kayaks….

You don't see many of us both together
that would have been cool and a little scary.

 

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 “Stairway to the Moon”. We didn’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 wasn’t much in the way of eateries. There were a few vendors that had pitched up just for the crowds tonight, but nothing we’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 tonight’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 we’d have to wait until afterwards to grab something to eat.

Woo paddling for once
Grabbing our drinks from the bar we head off outside to site on the veranda and our seats for the night. Hardly anyone was around at this time, which wasn’t surprising since it was almost 3 hours until it happened. By 7pm the place was getting packed and there was only standing room left, so our tables’ prime location right at the railings meant we didn’t have to move an inch to view everything.

 

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 “Roe” 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 “Roe” had been so packed, there was a “Wet T-Shirt” contest on…….damn.

mumabbott says:
WetT-Shirt hey ...sure Woo would have been pleased -not ..looks like she was doing the usual hard graft on that kayak .looks really great weather u will be glad to get back to rainy uk ..gud result 4-1 to us sat at O T even if we dont get anymore was worth it just to see it ..take care xx
Posted on: Mar 14, 2009
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Kayaking - back towards Cable Beac…
Kayaking - back towards Cable Bea…
You dont see many of us both toge…
You don't see many of us both tog…
Woo paddling for once
Woo paddling for once
This platform is usually well abov…
This platform is usually well abo…
Im just sat on the ledge letting …
I'm just sat on the ledge letting…
Where we launched the kayaks
Where we launched the kayak's
What is Woo doing?
What is Woo doing?
Moon
Moon
Stairway to the moon 1
Stairway to the moon 1
Stairway to the moon 2
Stairway to the moon 2
Stairway to the moon 3
Stairway to the moon 3
Stairway to the moon 4
Stairway to the moon 4
Broome
photo by: Morle