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Gantheaume Point

It is raining early in the morning - again. So much for this being the dry season. Original I had a plan to try to head north of Broome to discover Dampier Peninsula - but with all this rain this is no longer an option. All the roads north of Broome is closed because of the rain from yesterday - and it seems like they get even more rain up north. Instead I get a lazy start to the day - no reason to hurry when it seems to be raining all day.

But after a few hours I am pleasantly surprised - it seems like the rain has stopped - at least for a few hours. I will use this option to go and explore the city for a little bit. I remember my favorite spot in Broome from my last visit - and I would like to go out there again.

Osprey in flight
I rent a bike to cycle out to the Gantheaume Point.  The point is at the end of the main land and there is light tower out there as well to help the passing ships stay clear of the land.

The road out to the point is seal - most of the way - but the last bit is unsealed and the water has made an impression on the road - it is muddy and difficult to drive along but I manage it. I get out to the end of the road where there is a small parking lot and a picnic spot with a display of the history of the point. I am not in a hurry so I might as well read the history of the spot which include a little swimming hole called Anastasia Pool named after the wife of a former lighthouse keeper. There are also some dinosaur tracks somewhere - but these can only be seen at very low tide - and the tide is high for the moment.

Bird sitting on a rock at Gantheaume Point

I walk out towards the point but I stop at the light house - up in the light house is a nest from a couple of ospreys - they hang around the lighthouse and they got company from their offspring’s from last year. I stand and watch the birds sitting on the steel beams of the lighthouse and flying around it. It’s a couple of impressive birds. After a while I walk out towards the point and walk around the giant rocks.

Out at the point itself I see a couple of kayaks sailing around the point and along the rocks is a smaller predator which just sit at one of the rocks while I watch it for a while - it doesn’t seems to bother of me looking at it. I decide to head back slowly and go down to Cable Beach to watch the sunset. But I got no luck today. As I go back a lot of clouds are coming and blocking out the sun - there is not much of a sunset tonight.

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Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
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Bird sitting on a rock at Ganthea…
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Kingfisher hanigng around
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Ibis landing
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Osprey at the lighttower at Ganth…
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Osprey on the light tower at Ganth…
Osprey on the light tower at Gant…
Osprey on the light tower at Ganth…
Osprey on the light tower at Gant…
Osprey on the light tower at Ganth…
Osprey on the light tower at Gant…
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Copy of the dinosaur footprints at…
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Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Kayaks going by at Gantheaume Point
Kayaks going by at Gantheaume Point
Kayaks going by at Gantheaume Point
Kayaks going by at Gantheaume Point
Anastasia Pool at Gantheaume Point
Anastasia Pool at Gantheaume Point
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Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
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Gantheaume Point
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Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point
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Bird at Gantheaume Point
Bird at Gantheaume Point
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Gantheaume Point
Bird sitting on a rock at Gantheau…
Bird sitting on a rock at Ganthea…
Bird sitting on a rock at Gantheau…
Bird sitting on a rock at Ganthea…
Osprey on the light tower at Ganth…
Osprey on the light tower at Gant…
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photo by: Morle