Broome Region Day 39 & 40 - Point Coulomb Adventure

Monday, Jul 30, 2001 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Day 39 & 40 - Monday 30/7/01 and Tuesday 31/7/01
Start - Point Coulomb
Stop - Point Coulomb

Other than beach camping at Windabandi Point on the WA coast near Ningaloo, this place is as close to perfect as you can get. For the 3 days we were here no one else even came near us, even to check out the area. Knowing that Broome was full, yet finding total solitude just 50km out of town was proof that we’d found a great spot.

Colin and Sandy could only get one night at Cape Leveque as it too was fully booked so we radioed them our GPS position through the HF radio and they joined us on the Monday night.

During the days the low tide revealed fabulous rock holes for splashing about and Leah just loved! I think she had got over her reluctance with the water now that we are swimming in Broome and not the cool gorges of the GRR.

We had a bit of a scare on Tuesday afternoon when I felt a shock on my hand as I was in a rock pool with Leah and then just as the baby was crawling forward in the sand I noticed a flash of movement and grabbed her out of the water as a blue ringed octopus came into view. We were so slow with the cameras but I have heard that they are prevalent here along with the stonefish. So as nice as they seem, these rock pools are still quite dangerous.

On the fishing side of things, we did OK, catching 2 threadfin salmon. The first was caught on high tide at sunset on Tuesday and was about 70cm whilst the next was smaller at about 45cm and caught on Wednesday morning just before we all packed up to leave.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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