Southward No! (by Lyndon)
Trip Start Jul 07, 2010
54Trip End Sep 02, 2010
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400kms later we arrived in Broome and the first thing we did was head for the beach. After 5 weeks of desert, Symone was itching to see the ocean. The kids had a splash and left only when we promised a lot more beach action tomorrow. After watching the sunset over the water from the lookout south of Cable Beach, we headed into town for some Barra and chips
We arrived at a street with lots of little shops, some cafes and takeaway shops, and a rather inebriated woman screaming and wailing. The normal things you see in town. Her name was Rosie apparently, and a passer-by didn't seem disturbed by the display as it happened regularly. We parked the car but before we could get out, she had plopped herself onto our rear bumper crying and wailing to a security guard (who thankfully knew her). We couldn’t move the car, so we quickly got out and scuttled into the fish & chip shop. The guard managed to talk her away from our car and called the police. In the meantime, it looked like she had collapsed so the police called an ambulance and they had to take her to the hospital. All through this process, I had to keep explaining to the kids what was happening as they kept asking questions and trying to see what was going on. An interesting introduction to Broome’s night life I must say. But the fish and chips were good, so it was dinner and a show, when all we had planned on was dinner!.
Addition by Symone: Tomorrow sees us explore Broome a bit more and head back to the beach as well. The coast is just stunning and the expanses of white sand and blue water a welcome change for our dusty red faces. Broome is larger than I had thought, and is laid out quite oddly with bits here, there and everywhere, but the houses are lovely and the shops look so good after nothing but service stations and bottle shops!