Broome – Day 2

We played tourist today, and loved it.  It was a nice change from driving and we walked and walked until we both had blisters.

Temperatures ranged between 18 and 27; mostly fine but the sky was a bit cloudy and overcast most of the day.

We spent much of the morning in the Chinatown precinct, which is very impressive.  Obviously the Chinese had a major role in the early development of Broome.  A number of pioneers of Broome’s cultured pearl industry  are remembered in statues in Chinatown.  Also of interest was the Sun Theatre which claims to be the World’s Oldest Operating Picture Gardens, originally built in 1916.

Pioneers of the Cultured Pearl Industry in Broome

Pioneers of the Cultured Pearl Industry in Broome

Sun Picture Theatre in Chinatown

Sun Picture Theatre in Chinatown

 

Being a tourist is hungry work, so we stopped at the Roey Hotel’s Pearlers’ Bar for lunch and a cold beer.  Delicious!

Pearlers' Bar for Lunch

Pearlers’ Bar for Lunch

Pearlers' Bar for Lunch

Pearlers’ Bar for Lunch

 

This afternoon we visited the famous Cable Beach and Ann fulfilled a lifelong dream to walk on the water’s edge at Cable Beach at sunset.  The overcast skies and cloud cover resulted in a less than spectacular sunset, but it was absolutely brilliant being there.

Cable Beach

Cable Beach

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

Cable Beach Sunset

 

After the beach we returned back to the fiver where I cooked dinner on the barbeque, accompanied by a cold stubby.

Life doesn’t get much better than this.

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4 thoughts on “Broome – Day 2

  1. Downunda

    Shorty, I’d find that when I was taking photos of our cafe meals that I would often be mistaken for a famous food journalist… does that happen to you?

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  2. faye

    Can we have updates before midnight, some of us grey nomads retire to bed before 9pm.

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