A longer brush with Broome

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A pause for coffee before boarding the boat from dry land, right at the reception area before trundling to the water on the built-in fold-up wheels.

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The tide rushing into, in this instance, King Sound around the islands at the tip of Dampier Peninsula creates a lot of surges, eddies and whirlpools.

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A little hard to see, but in the second pic of the next pair, there is a wall of water visibly higher outside the lee of an island.

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Next morning, we drove to Eco Beach ‘Resort’. Almost nobody there, the restaurant closed and the place more than very tired. A very nice beach but isolated, so really only desirable in winter for a self-contained holiday, was our assessment.

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Only imaginary cups of tea for PJM, the tea-lover.

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Back to Cable Beach Club for an afternoon of resorting before going to the pictures for our last night. Utterly [email protected] movie, but we did it for the experience.

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I had no idea that @drron, @RooFlyer and @Daver6 had formed a consortium to muscle in on the Choc Bomb concession. o_O:eek:😜

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Bats occasionally flying in front of the screen, frogs periodically croaking in the garden on both sides and some indirect lightning flashes from thunderstorms a long way inland were better entertainment than the movie.

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Next (final) morning, we wandered across the park to have breakfast at Zanders on the cliff-top above Cable Beach.

Cable Beach Club has three restaurants. The Sunset Bar & Grill is the beachfront venue. It is in two parts – the Grill and the Sunset Bar which is essentially the outside part open to the public and serving pubby sort of food in takeaway containers.

We did not eat at the Grill. The two restaurants inside the complex are very good. The highest-level one is particularly so, with an excellent wine list. The other is at the main pool and is Asian-themed and good for shared plates.

Breakfast is served at the Sunset Bar & Grill – but is buffet only – and exxy with it. No – thank you very much.😵‍💫 Hence going into town for breakfast or over to Zanders.

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Strolled back to check out then killed some time at Gantheaume Point and back in town at some pearl shops before heading to BME.

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Here comes our bird. Retro Roo 1. And PJM getting ready to sit in the flight deck, such is the view and feeling from the BME QP.

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Hauling out of BME.

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And that was it for a great few days.
 

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Booked Cable Beach Club Pearlers bungalow with some friends for mid August (surely the borders etc etc ... ).

We'll check in my choc-top concession then 😳.

Your Cygnet Bay etc trip - did you hire a car or is it a tour ex Broome?
 

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Booked Cable Beach Club Pearlers bungalow with some friends for mid August (surely the borders etc etc ... ).

We'll check in my choc-top concession then 😳.

Your Cygnet Bay etc trip - did you hire a car or is it a tour ex Broome?

Well, Omicron is up, up and away in Marko's own (former) paradise... Even with the bumbling over here, we'll have punched through the peak by August. However, whether Marko, our hapless Health Minister and our invisible and bumbling CHO will recognise that is an open question... :rolleyes:

We rented a car. It was a Prado for space and just in case we had some tropical weather - which did not eventuate. 4WD is not necessary, certainly in the dry season.

It's a sealed road all the way to Cygnet Bay. The road into James Price Point is only 25 clicks on a sandy surface.
 

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