Saturday, 16 August 2014


Baby Bounce does Broome

For some reason we had expected Broome to be a western version of Noosa.The?plan had been to just pull in for a few days, stock up with necessities, fix up the phones and then head further north to free camp on the pristine, unspoiled coastline of Cape Leveque

But we were pleasantlyIMG_3250?surprised to find that Broome was in fact a tiny but proudly historical fishing village with a well-developed appreciation of arts, culture, foodism and tourism as well as some of the most beautiful and accessible beaches we?d come across so far.

Sure there were some areas that had more of a Noosa style theme, complete with price tags to match (Cable Beach anyone?) but even then it was a much more relaxed outback version of the whole trendy beach bar/restaurant scene.

Plus they do an awesome sunset view involving camels, wide flat sandbars and painted looking skies topped off with palm trees!

We?d set up camp just out of the town at first, but soon decided to stay for a few more days when we lucked onto a beachfront site at Roebuck Bay. It was nothing flash more like our council foreshore camping at home really, but the people were friendly and the position was picture perfect!

The view from our front door!
The view from our front door!
A fine catch!
A fine catch!

The driver was instantly hooked on the local fishing scene after catching several ?big ones? on his first excursion out into the Indian Ocean and he?d discovered more than enough willing fishing companions to keep him amused. So he was a happy chappie!

Meanwhile I settled down to do some serious relaxing. This involved a few lazy walks along the beaches and boardwalks, lots of reading, writing and drinking coffee as well as a bit of slow browsing through the shops and the cultural sites without anyone (not me!) sighing or yawning or displaying any other undisguised signs of getting bored!

Almost a week later, we had well and truly settled into Broome-time when some welcome visitors turned up.

It was none other than that crazy comedy duo from Bendigo, Chris and Peter Harrick!

Those young ?uns kept us amused over the next few days with their trademark zany brand of humour. But they may have got a bit carried away when Chris claimed she?d stepped on poop in the shower and Pete took a clown dive onto the concrete boat ramp. Those kids are really something else!!




So did you & the little fella climb aboard a camel or just watch from afar?

August 17, 2014 at 11:15 am


Hi there. We are camped at Cocklebiddy tonight, last night Fraser Range Station. Well Pete still in pain, nothing a Nurophen in the morning and a fizzy drink at night won’t fix.

August 18, 2014 at 6:41 am
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You guys already crossing the Nullarbor? Maybe we took a wrong turn??

August 21, 2014 at 6:51 am


Unfortunately Pete’s hankering to get home for the grand final. We are camped at Streaky Bay tonight. Really nice little coastal village.

August 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

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Past the Shallows
We Don't Live Here Anymore
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Darkness on the Edge of Town
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