Monday, September 5, 2011

Bikes::Broome

After a week in Broome, we took the bikes off the roof of the car and headed to the beach. We could resist that seemingly endless expanse of sand no longer.

It was still early in the morning and relatively cool. Especially with the sea breeze.

We didn't make it very far.

The breeze was a head wind. The sand was a bit too soft. The water too inviting. The shells too interesting.

But while we lasted it was fun...and good for the bum...

I think we need to find out a bit more about tides and water content in the sand.

And I think Miss Jazzy has grown tall while we have been away and has outgrown her bike.

On the way back we met a Dalmatian called Stanley, a woman who came on a holiday to Broome many years ago and never left, a couple who told us about dinosaur footprints and a gorgeous family who are friends of friends.

And then we chucked all the bikes in a pile, stripped of our clothes and dived in...


See ya later hot potata. xx

29 comments:

  1. I did a trip like yours in 200 and I could have stayed in Broome forever! Loving seeing the pics. Are you going to Karajini...more gorges but amazing, very narrow, very deep ones. Highly, highly recommend!

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  2. I can't get over the colour if the water! I've never been to WA but it does look pretty spectacular. I've heard the light is different over there.

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  3. Great little story! Beaches are so much fun! You might be tempted to stay there... for a BIG long time!!
    Love the photos!

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  4. I am so glad that you are enjoying the West. Continue down the coast and you will hit some more marvelous places like Exmouth, Coral Bay, Monkey Mia etc

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  5. Fabulous :) They grow so quickly, don't they? We suddenly noticed our youngest had shot up when she went to ride her bike and her knees kept hitting the handle bars! ;) Maybe it's one of those yardsticks? :) Lovely photos. Kx

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  6. Awesome photos Kate!

    I have never been up to Broome, but I tell you what lol, you sure are tempting me!!!

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  7. I have spent a lot of time in Bunbury and areas South of Perth but never much above that point. one day! Love all the photos :)

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  8. I think that I have heard you have to let some of the air out of the bike tyres... I would double check with Mr Google first though.

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  9. You could write a memoir of all the people whose paths you cross on your travels.
    Isn't that coastline stunning :)
    x

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  10. Hi Kate!
    Your blog is amazing! I've been thoroughly enjoying every single post on your travels through Australia. I live in the UK and you've given me an opportunity to see places I might never be able to see ( probably never ever, but I won't rule out a caravan trip around Australia just yet, ha!).
    Thank you!

    Have a fantastic time in Broome, looking forward to your next post!

    Kristina x

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  11. I love beach shots, the light, the colour - the beach! Wow - beautiful xxx

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  12. That water is just the most spectacular colour in the world. The sunsets over the ocean must be amazing- we don't get those over our way. And the bikes, loving every bit of that. I think you are oging to find it hard to leave. melx

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  13. So much good beach action as you head further south. We came from the South heading north and Broome was nowhere near as good as other beaches we had been to, still lovely - just more tourists. Maybe you have arrived at a better time of year than us. Broome bird observatory was excellent, although bitey.

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  14. I am loving watching your adventures, you all look like you are really having the best of times. Your photos are stunning when its so grey and cold here today!

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  15. With every week I just see your family bonding more..and you were close before..and relaxing more, just really chilling out! That just makes me smile :)

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  16. What a beautiful place....I'd never heard of it before...

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  17. Atmospheric shots even though its only morning, Kate!
    Not to steal Jazzy's limelight (beautiful girl) but im sure youve noticed that Indi has grown too. The shot of her and Bren walking is so poignant to me. She will be a young lady before youre home, im thinking, x

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  18. Loving your blog and your ol' van - very envious!
    It's worth the walk to the Catalina Ruins if the tide is out.

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  19. I've never thought to ride a bike on the beach. Wow. Looks like fun... but I imagine it would be hard peddling?!?!

    (... and yep Jazzy looks like she has outgrown her bike!)

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  20. Wow - great photos - that beach looks just like I thought it would. Have fun!

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  21. That is amazing. I never thought to ride bikes on the beach! Your girls look like they had a lot of fun :) Such a small world, meeting people where ever! We are getting ready to head off - sometime next week we will be on the road!
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  22. Oh my goodness that looks like Paradise! I'd find it hard to ever leave.

    xx

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  23. Ahh Kate - I am enjoying this vicarious adventure!
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  24. Just feeling a teeny tiny bit envious Kate. I wouldn't want to move on in a hurry either.
    x Sandi

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  25. Haha! Beware , youll get stuck in Broometime. I went there 18 years ago for a holiday and left 11 years later!

    x

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  26. I love to bike on top of the sand. I'm glad you get your kids active outside. Kids these days spend to much time outside.

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