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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.
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.
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.