Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The most magical place on earth.....

We started our holiday with an early morning direct flight from Melbourne to Broome. We spent 4years living in Broome and it is a place close to my heart. We actually discovered after living there for a year that my great grandfather was an engineer that designed the town beach jetty there and a street is named after him. Coming into Broome, even with heavy cloud, I felt like I was coming home.
'Be still my beating heart'
We had 4 days in Broome before the tour started and enjoyed every moment. We were able to catch up with very special friends, Toni & Richard and their family. They run the best b & b in the world that I can highly recommend 'Broometown B&B'.

No trip to Broome is complete without many trips to the wonderful and beautiful Cable Beach. We took some lovely walks along the beautiful white sand. One morning we caught the town bus to Gantheume Point and then walked the 5km back to Cable Beach.

Broome is well known for its camel rides along Cable Beach, they run both morning and at sunset. There is something special to see them walking to and from the beach. No ride this time but we have in the past. A must do!

This is the sight looking out from gantheume point. Wow - the colors are just amazing!

A scene at town beach that really shows the gorgeous red of the 'pindan' dirt.

All of our sunsets were cloudy but while having a champagne or 2 to watch it we thought it was still spectacular!!

One of my very special friends, I miss spending time with her already.
One evening we visited Broome's outdoor 'Sun Pictures' cinema where we saw the film 'Bran nue dae'. We laughed and laughed and to be sitting in the cinema watching the exact cinema on the screen was special. We saw the film another 2 times on our trip in the hotels and brought the dvd home with us. Think it will be a family favorite!
Probably the low light of the trip was actually leaving Broome and moving on - so sad! It will not be my last trip to this very special part of the world.


AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Wow! It's all so gorgeous. I feel like I just took a mini vacation to Broome myself. Pass the champagne sister! x

Chookyblue...... said...

looks wonderful..............would love to get there one day........

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

ooh, yummy looking place, we have never got there, but plan too, looks like fun! Pleased you are back! Quilt weekend coming up soon!!Tracey

Calidore said...

Ohh the photos are stunning. Thank you for the visit and the quick tour. I can see I shall have to visit Broome one day.