Go West, Day 84 – Broome

Day 84 Friday 29th May 2015, warm again 34 degrees Broome We have a lazy day just enjoying this lovely caravan park. We have new neighbours. The couple on our right are from NSW and have stayed here 15 times, yes they like it here. In fact they’ve just sold their house to go on the road permanently. On our left is a couple from SA. He’s a retired maintenance man and she was a house mother in a boarding school. They do short term postings at caravan parks and farms, they were even rat catchers on a pig farm. … Continue reading Go West, Day 84 – Broome

Go West, Day 82 – Broome

Day 82 Wednesday 27th May 2015, warm 32 degrees Broome We ‘do’ the Pearling Lugger Tour and sit in an old wharf shed learning about the romance and horrors of the pearling industry of the past. In its heyday there were 404 pearl luggers operating out of Broome harvesting pearl shells for mother of pearl and sometimes they found natural pearls. What a far cry from today’s industry. We were surprised to learn that like in Queensland, ‘black birding’ (a polite term for slavery) was practised to coerce the Aboriginals into doing the shell diving. This was prior to the … Continue reading Go West, Day 82 – Broome