Cape Leveque to Broome

26 June 2002 On our last morning in Cape Leveque we broke camp, packed everything back into the Toyota and drove to Lombadina to refuel.  This looked like an interesting stop so we paid the entry fee and went to the local arts and craft shop where Susie bought some beads made from tamarind seeds. …

Broome to Cape Leveque

24 June 2002 We woke as early as we could on Monday morning.  Susan and I drove into town, where we picked up our hire car.  It was a cherry red Toyota Rav4, a small automatic four-wheel drive. It was somewhat too small considering we needed to pack a tent and an esky, but we…

Broome days 4—7

Thurs 20 June 2002—Sunday 23 June On Thursday we had a business day.  In the morning I went into town and tended to the shopping and email. I also reunited a phone book with its owner. I had found it on the beach the day before, and with a bit of educated guesswork and a…

Broome day 3

19 June 2002 We began the day at Cable Beach, which is a vast expanse of powdery white sand set against an aqua blue sea.  We found some scanty shade up near the dunes and went for a swim.  Due to the wide variation in the sea level between tides, we had to wade out…

Broome days 1 and 2

16—18 June 2002 When we arrived in Broome, we stopped at the information centre and found that the accommodation options were more limited than we expected, as the tourist season was in full swing.  We opted for Tarangau Caravan Park at the far end of Cable Beach. It took us a while to set up…