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As we spent a few days in Broome I will put it all into one big blog.

We arrive in Broome and head to the caravan that we had be told was good. We set up the camper and put the annex out as we were staying a few days.
We go for a drive into town and have a look about, it is a place that you could stay at forever. We went for a drive out to Gantheaume Point, this was about sunset so there were plenty of people driving down the beach, we followed and watched the sunset, a great experience and I love the fact that you are allowed to drive along the beach.
On our way into Broome we saw a sighn that said Malcolm Douglas Wildlife Park, this was a must see and today was the day. I must admit that I was a little upset as I had loved watching Malcolm's shows when I was growing up and thought how cool it would be to do the things he has done, I also named my son after him. For many years I had wanted to go and see this guy and I never had the opertunity, now that I am here he is not. The park is a great place, plenty of crocodile's both saltwater and fresh.
We were a little suprised to see that there is no memorial to Malcolm, and when asked the lady was a little shy, one of his relatives came out and told us that there were plans but nothing had been done as yet.
Frome the wildlife park we went into Old Broome, chinatown. This is a nice spot with a fair bit of history and there is still an open air cinema that runs 3 nights a week.
Tonight is the start of the full moon and there is a phenomenom that the locals call stairway to the moon, it is quiet something and a little harder to catch on film than you would think. I got one with the camera and the tripod, I will post it here also. They also have night markets when the moon is right, there are some very tallented people in Broome, one guy painted thee amazing paintings, very nice but he wanted to much for them.
Our next day in Broome saw me take the car for an oil and filter change, this was a simple task that took them 2 hours, he also pointed out that I had a panhard rod that needed to be replaced, no chance of getting one in under a week untill we get to Darwin. Work cover would hae had a ball with this guy though, no bunting to collect any oil spills, the aprentice was ppouring de greaser out over the cement as the office girl was walking around in thongs, I had a chuckle and thought how life would be for these people in the big smoke.
Stacey and I went for a drive to Cable Beach, we had a little Broome time laying in the sun on the grass above the beach, I hoped up and noticed plenty of people driving out onto the beach, we followed and ended up on the nude side of the beach, we thought it a little unfair after driving along looking at the nudists, so we thought it would be ok to take our gear of and go for a swim and sunbake, so off we went naked as the day we where born, swimming and sunbaking, we did take some photos but we wont be putting them on here, I know that there will be a few people upset about this.
We headed back to Cable Beach that night to get some photos of the sunset.
This concludes our time in Broome, there is so much that could be done in the Kimberleys that you could spend a month up here, I guess we will have to come back then.




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