As expected, a long travelling day but uneventful. We stepped off the plane into 35C temps and bright blue skies. Have forgotten how hot that can be!
We proceeded to pick up our Britz 4WD Campervan that we’re to be living in for the next 2 weeks but we’re both (well, mostly me) wondering exactly how that is going to work out. The vehicle is pretty old and pretty tight quarters, given that we’ve got our two big suitcases to fit in somehow. I confess we wimped out and went to a resort for tonight – and, wow, the AC feels good.
But a good night’s sleep changes everything and tomorrow we’re moving into Roebuck Bay Caravan Park for 2 nights here in Broome before we head out to parts unknown. First on the agenda is shopping for groceries and supplies. Next is figuring out how to organize ourselves and our stuff in the van.
I really love Broome – such a cool oceanside town. I love the fact that Cable Beach is so huge and everyone just drives up onto it to have their dinner while watching the sun set. And then they tootle off afterwards – no big deal, no big expedition.
We just got back from a gorgeous Cable Beach evening – it is the first time I have watched the sun go down on a horizon of at least 180 degrees. With camel trains wandering by, no less! With all that, I have to confess that it was not the most romantic of sunsets for the two of us. Getting up at 4:00am and travelling all day with a 3 ½ hour time difference doesn’t do a lot for romance! Peter charged off down the beach in search of the perfect photos (he was successful, I might add!) and I sat by myself and watched the big red ball sinking below the horizon. Absolutely stunning.
We should also have a good view of the lunar eclipse tonight but certainly not from our window and I’m fading fast so doubt I’ll see it. Plus I’m looking forward to getting up for an early morning skype with the family! Perhaps Peter will have more staying power….