Still Broome

8 Jun

Our time in Broome has come to an end as we head off towards Darwin tomorrow. We all really enjoyed stopping in one place for 2 weeks and Broome is a great town with heaps to do. It seems to be the obligatory stop for families travelling round Oz as there are kids everywhere and Archie proudly meets a new friend every day and Rosie seems to be following in his footsteps.

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We had a great day at the races Archie picked a real roughie in the first and 5 each way landed about 130 bucks so he is a Gambling addict now… we have spent the last few days telling him it’s not always like that.

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We ventured up to Willie  Creek Pearl Farm and saw an Aboriginal lady catch  a 70 cm Barramundi off the jetty with a handline.

The car got a service… and a new clutch…. and a new timing kit… and a new rear main seal…so fingers crossed it will keep taking us on this big adventure for a bit longer. We are eating rice for the next month.

We also caught up with Miff’s Cousins Richard and Kirsty. We got stuck into the ribs at the Divers Tavern and went looking for the famous, and very difficult to find, Dinosaur footprints at Gantheume Point, and watched our last West Coast Sunset.

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We were lucky enough to be part of history as we experienced Broome’s wettest June day ever. 135mm fell in 24 hours, so the library got a workout, we played hide and seek in Target, and dragged out the shopping as long as we could. When the weather cleared it was still too cold to swim in our pool so we snuck into the heated pool in the resort next door. Archie delightfully screamed “its heaps warmer than our pool in the caravan park Dad”.

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So off toward Derby tomorrow, possibly as far a Windjana Gorge and the start of the Gibb River Road. We probably wont do the whole Gibb but who knows?

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7 Responses to “Still Broome”

  1. Glen June 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Did Dellar catch up with you again? His phone apparently died!

    • shakeandmif June 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      Yep we had the car in all the time though so we didn’t see him again

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Lissa Bingham June 9, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Oh go on …… All the way along the Gibb haha, it’s 1/4 tar now isn’t it??

  3. Norma June 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi Stevens family, I am in WA awaiting the birth of our second grandchild – a girl this time! But finally have 5 mins to myself, so thought I would drop you a line. I keenly read your blog regularly and the trip sounds absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait for our turn. And by the sounds of it Miff, no problem keeping the kids occupied. LOL Especially the hide-n-seek in Target – that’s hilarious. Very sorry to hear about the car, however, in the scheme of things, if a few vehicle expenses is the price you pay for the experience you have all had, I’d say it’s worth every single cent. Keep having a wonderful time and look forward to the next post. Lotsa luv Norma and Chris

  4. Jenny June 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Great to hear you were able to catch up with Kirst and Richy. She texted me about your gorgeous kids! Keep travelling well, Love Jenny

  5. Matt June 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Bloody fantastic. Photos look superb. Car troubles are all part of the fun (I say having spent a long weekend in Norseman after a 300 km tow from Caiguna). Rosie looks so cute.

  6. Ros June 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    You have inspired me – I put in the paper work to start 4 for 5, the deferred salary scheme.

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