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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Broome

Cable Beach, Broome
Cable Beach is a popular destination, and it's not hard to see why

'Slip into Broome time,' they say, and figured I might as well do just that. I liked Broome so much that I stayed an extra day, which gave me two days of lazing around doing very little except soaking up the rays and lounging on the beach. Actually I got a bit of sunburn on my upper right thigh on the first day – I'd been writing a letter lying on my side, and of course you can't just swap hands and turn over, so without realising it I'd burned my rump – so I spent the second day sitting in the shade of a palm tree, looking out over Cable Beach and wondering where all the promised bathing beauties had got to. I suppose with it not being the holidays the beauties were somewhere else, but there were plenty of wrinklies around, so at least it wasn't dead (though it was a pretty close thing, looking at some of them).

Gantheaume Point, Broome
The rock formations of Gantheaume Point have been carved by the wind

I don't know which one is right, if either, but I tend to favour the first one. Whatever, Broome was chocka with Pommies, so after a couple of days I decided not to add to the problem, and hit the road for the heart of the Kimberley.