Sunset at the beach
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I finally get to Broome after a long drive along highway one. I would normally consider a town like this as an insignificant little settlement which you probably should just ignore and head for the next big town with some more interesting sights. But in this part of the world this is a giant city - towards the west the first bigger city is about 500k away and to the east it is about 2.000k before you get to Darwin. I’ll be spending a couple of days here in the giant metropolis.
It’s a bit late in the day so there is not a lot of time to go sightseeing today. Instead I just go to the area around Cable Beach. This area is a bit out of the way from the main city and instead it is concentrated around a beach area which attracts thousands of tourists every dry season to go and enjoy the warmth of the north while the south of the country is a bit cooler.
I head down to the beach to see the sunset - it should be a perfect sunset with the sun setting over the water and I would like to go and see the sun disappearing in the water while the sky would turn its colors into different kinds of red. Unfortunately today is the exception from the rule of days being bright and sunny with no sign of clouds. It is overcast and the sunset is more or less destroyed by the cloud cover. The sun still sets but the spectacle isn’t really spectacular. Just after the sun has gone down there is a group of camels walking by - one of the big attractions of Broome is a camel ride along Cable Beach. I am not going for a camel ride but it is still cool to see the camels walking by.