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