Kimberley Day 91 - Gibb River Road

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1998 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD JACKA!

Driving out of our camp site this morning, we could see the remnants of last night's fire. It had come surprisingly close and had unfortunately destroyed the homes of many animals, now wandering aimlessly across the road. The drive along the last part of the Gibb River Road was non-descriptive, our only concern being whether we had enough fuel to make it into town. Derby was meant to be a couple of nights stop-over for us but we didn't get a good feel from the town and collectively agreed to drive to Broome instead.

Mark and Sharon had not planned to even make it as far as Broome. Their plan was to stay in Derby a few days before turning around and going through Halls Creek, down the Tanamai Desert and into Alice Springs. It was their 8th year anniversary and for the sake of 200km thought the idea of a nice meal in Broome would be worth it. We were pleased too because it meant we didn't have to say goodbye so soon.

Arriving in Broome we noticed the temperature drop but not before our air-conditioner stopped working. Poor David had to fix both a broken exhaust and now the air-conditioner pulley bearing. There are a choice of 3 caravan parks, one in town, one in Roebuck Bay and one at Cable Beach. Cable Beach seemed the place for us so we set up and here we are! David and I went out to dinner tonight too - The Old Zoo Café at Cable Beach.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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