One of Broome’s many amazing natural features and experiences is the Staircase to the Moon, where the full moon raises over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay at low tide.
I was lucky enough to be in town for one of the lowest tides, with a rather large moon and can I just say, these photos just don’t do it justice. This spectacle is amazing. It is spectacular.
The Desert Feet Tour at Town Beach in Broome.
Town Beach, in Broome, has an awesome view over Roebuck Bay.
The crowds gather for the natural wonder that is The Staircase to the MKoon.
Full Moon, blood red with desert dust. Just amazing!
Just wow, really, just wow!
Staircase to the Moon in white.
Working hard again. Honestly the road was closed due to bushfires so we just had to stop for a break before turning around and driving 200km back the way we’d come! Oh and I rode a camel this week as well…
So I am in Broome at the moment. Technically it is a work trip, but due to semi-predictable circumstances I haven’t been able to head out bush in the past week. As a consequence, I’ve been making the most of my time here buy going to some of the events that form part of the Broome Shinju Matsuri Festival which opened last night with a whole lot of speeches and a performance by Sammy the Dragon!
Being in Broome I’ve also done a few other essential things, like going to the beach, so life is tough.
Here are some snap shots of my “work trip” so far.
Sammy the Dragon
Sammy the dragon asleep. Wait till he wakes up. He is huge!
Lots of people at the Broome Festival
Oldest outdoor cinema in Australia. Pretty cool I have to say! Watch out for mozzies though!
Sammy the Dragon at the Shinju Festival is huge, and has glowing eyes!
The oldest Broome born chinese man de-masking Sammy the Dragon
Oh and here are some photos of the beach…
So it looks like I am going to be within the sphere of influence of Tropical Cyclone Rusty which is due to hit the coast in the next few days.
In Broome the impact has been fairly limited so far, bringing only rain and wind however the gale force winds are expected to begin in the next 24hours and the forecast is for lots of rain.
Anyway for the moment it hasn’t been too bad.
So at the moment I am in Broome for work and I thought I would take a few photos of the area while I am here.