I can see the sea
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We were quite excited this morning by only having to drive 400kmâ€™s to get to Broome.
The drive itself wasnâ€™t that exciting, the scenery of the previous 2 days gave way to just mile upon mile of straight road through swamp, marsh or mangrove. Things did perk up when we flew past the only roadhouse on the entire road that was selling diesel for $1.80AUD a litre, a new high. We had plenty in the tank to get us to Broome so for once we were sweet, those money grabbers wouldnâ€™t be robbing us today.
That decision could have come back to haunt us as we arrived in Broome on fumes, the fuel light indicator had given up just showing the warning light and had actually started to intermittently go out (not sure if this is a fault or a warning that itâ€™s past urgent), luckily Broome is small and finding the nearest service station was relatively easy. I was playing it cool but Wendy had been biting her nails and looking nervous ever since the initial light came on 40kmâ€™s from our destination, the last thing she wanted was to be pushing that big heavy van through traffic ;o)
The campsite was another 8kmâ€™s from the petrol station, which I thought was odd since Broome didnâ€™t actually look that big on the map. It turns out that the majority of that 8kmâ€™s was a beach -
The waters lapping at the golden sand of
After a quick dip in the pool, we did go back to the beach for sunset.
The evening meal was a nice pasta with a bacon in spicy pepper sauce.