I’m in Broome. At the station. Sitting at the kitchen table with my laptop. There’s a quiet moment. My meetings still an hour away so I thought I’d check in with you my lovelies and get you up to date with my travels.
Arrived yesterday around 6pm. It was HOT. Sure it’s hot in Perth but add 67-70% or more humidity and it really is offensively hot. I was wearing jeans and high heels and my feet started slipping in them within seconds.
Broome airport by the way, isn’t airconditioned. It looks like a resort hotel, Kimberley style. All corrugated iron and pergola like timber decoration. Palm trees and yeah, that relaxed, slip into Broome time feel.
Found my little hire car on the grass lawn at the side of the car park and then drove around reaquainting myself with the town – I haven’t been here since 1994.
Sun Pictures – the outdoor cinema - isn’t where I remember it. My mind must have been playing tricks on me. The shopping areas of Old Broome are lovely – although all closed by 6 last night. Covered verandahs, corrugated iron, a real colonial feel. Okay I’ll take some photos and add them in later.
I’m staying at Moonlight Bay Residential Apartments. And they are pretty nice. Apparently some have spas. Mine doesn’t. It has a pool and a big grassed area that looks over the mangrove to the sea.
We went to Zanders for tea last night. Zanders is next door to the Cable Beach Resort and overlooks Cable Beach. It’s one of those modern cafe style restaurants, licensed. I had a chicken laksa which was good. Overly sized and I couldn’t finish it though.
One of my favourite things so far is Goolari TV. A community station run by the local Aboriginal broadcaster Goolari Media. Really engaging, local stories. Made you feel you were in Broome.
Have I mentioned I’m in Broome?
Shared my shower with a little gecko – that’s supposed to be good luck.
Got to work and saw the sandfly bites on one of the techs – he’s allergic to their wee or something. Nasty!