Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cable beach Broome...

When we first started talking about this trip all those years ago, it was the west coast of Australia that excited us. We had heard stories of glorious beaches with the bluest water and the whitest sand. Of turtles and dolphins, of rugged wilderness and undeveloped coastlines.

We dreamed of days spent on the beach building sandcastles, digging holes, walking, swimming, surfing the waves and learning to dive under them. Slow days with a bit of a routine. Afternoon siestas. Cocktails and salty chips overlooking the beach at sunset.

We are here!

We are in Broome in Western Australia, across the road from Cable beach.

We are falling in love.




We've been here for a week already and have no plans to leave.

Happy Father's Day to all the best Dads in the world.
And especially to Bren, the most incredible Dad of my lucky girls, and to my Dad, Bren's Dad and my grandad. Us four girls adore you all.

Happy adventuring.

xxxx

43 comments:

  1. I am a West Aussie, living in Melbourne and boy did you make me homesick with your beautiful pics!

    Enjoy beautiful Broome!

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  2. How good are those colours?!
    Just makes me want to go on holidays NOW

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  3. my sister, her husband and their 3 children move to WA for about 5-6 months each year (her husband is a sheep shearer)...their pictures always look so so beautiful.
    really enjoying following your blog~

    X

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  4. oh, wow. Those pics are amazing, can't beleive it's the same country, at the same time of year! Looking forward to our postcard :)

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  6. Wow - that water looks amazing. I can't wait to visit Broome too. I'm not surprised you don't want to leave - it's paradise. Enjoy!

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  7. Wow!! That all looks absolutely amazing. So beautiful and relaxing. Although I haven't been commenting much, I have been reading every post as it comes. Such a wonderful trip for you all and you must be SO glad you had the courage to do it. Lou

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  8. it's a captivating place. i went there on a whim 19 years ago and stayed for 7!

    x

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  9. You said yesterday that it was the first time you'd missed the farm; well, today is the first time I've really truly wanted to be where you are.

    Desert & dirt & rocks (almost mistyped as jocks..) & long stretches of flat road do nothing for me, but the beach... THAT beach, the blue sky, the beautiful water, the sun..

    Officially jealous. Enjoy it, soak it up & plan to not plan a thing.

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  10. I was just reading about you in the Ballarat Enterprise magazine :) Sounds so fantastic to be at Cable Beach. My work does a turtle monitoring program there November - February and I would love to experience it too.

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  11. oh my!! it looks divine!
    sitting here in windy/kinda sunny/flue-ridden melbourne wishing i could be some place like this!
    stay!!
    xx

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  12. When I was little I was always attracted to story books with water in them. When I see the top photo I know why - that beach looks beautiful and I'm guessing that water was as good as it looks.
    Enjoy your time there - what a magical experience for you all.
    Have I mentioned that I'm green with envy??!!
    l
    x

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  13. As someone currently residing in WA...I couldn't agree more Kate :)
    x

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  14. I can so see why, if paradise has a look I think this would be it.
    Enjoy xo

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  15. Um, WOW!
    I'd stay too.
    Enjoy that beautiful beach with your gorgeous family.
    I hope you are all well & happy.
    xx

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  16. Oh my, what an amazing place! Stay, stay, stay! And take lots of lovely sun, sea and sand pictures to share with us please :D

    Especially because no way could I visit there myself ... I just Googled Broome weather ... 35 degrees C !!! How do you guys not melt? I'm a chilly Brit, way too hot for me!

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  17. Those photos are intoxicating!!

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  18. Ahh, Broome!! We are off to WA for a big move in January and I can't wait to get back west side, most of all to cross the Nullabor in the car rather than the train which is how we got back last time when our car plonked it. Was just given your blog details by Hadas who thought I might like it. How generous to pass your details on! I"m going to live vicariously through you and your travels until January when I get back on the road. Thank you! Amber www.mamamoontime.com

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  19. Oh Sweetheart! What an intoxicating time you must be having. I so admire your gumption in hauling the family all over this fair country of ours. You are such an inspiration. Loving the vicarious trip J x

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  20. poor broome :: its about to get ruined by big diggers. :((
    ps. they closed town beach today for crocodiles!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Sam and I used to work at the Shire. We'd knock off work at 4:30pm every day, and be right there on Cable Beach at 4:35pm. he'd run to gantheaume point and back, like the mad man he is, while i swam and strolled. then we'd watch the sun melt into the ocean. ah i miss those days. i'm glad you're getting to experience the magic. xoxo

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  22. A place Ive always wanted to visit .. even more so now!

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  23. Stunning colours of a beautiful coastline....enjoy your time there.

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  24. Kate, What lovely photos. I'm ready to go.
    Jana

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  25. Rainy cold autumn Sunday here in Norway to these pics.. Warming for miles and miles and all the way to my livingroom...

    Siv xxx

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  26. Lucky you, what I wouldn't give right now for a sunny beach instead of our cold frosty Morning . Enjoying reading about your adventures - may the fun continue.

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  27. Magnificent! I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday. That does not look like a place you'll be leaving in a hurry, enjoy! x

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  28. Oh My Kate! Those are the most stunningly beautiful blues! Gorgeous photos! All those sand balls send me back in my mind to catching soldier crabs on the beach as kids.

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  29. Captivating colours indeed..my favourite is of the sea and sky and the old schooner...my heart sings when I see the sea and sky in that range of colour! Unbelievable! No wonder you have stayed for a week so far.

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  30. Spectacular! One of the great rewards for taking the big step of going on the road. Enjoy!

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  31. The colours of that place! I wouldn't want to leave either!

    It must be nice soaking up all of that warm and sunny weather.

    What I would give to be on that ship!!!

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  32. Oh my! I could live there forever! xxx

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  33. Oh, what stunning shots Kate! Those intense blues are breathtaking! I'd looove to see Broome and this post has just put a big fat underline under that. : )

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  34. Finally!! Yay! Thanks too, loving the blue xo

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  35. It looks so idyllic! How fab. You know, I called you Broome-girl on a whim in that email... must have had my esp in operation ;) Loving your photography - and yes, that water is obscenely blue! Glad you all had a great father's day :) Kx

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  36. The north and west coasts are on my "to do" list. Your reports are just making me underline it!

    One day...

    Hope you enjoyed your few days in "comfort"...

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  37. Those photos! Those colours! Those wonderful dads!

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  38. oh wow, that is amazing! it looks magical, who would want to leave? enjoy!

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  39. Wow, I love the colour of that sea and the 2nd picture, I have the feeling pirates will appear from somewhere :-)

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  40. Pure magic.

    Watch out for crocodiles!!!

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  41. How beautiful! I have always wanted to go to Broome. Unfortunately the redheaded husband doesn't think a beach holiday is the best holiday in the world :( May have to head up there without him.

    And what lovely memories you are all making as a family. Just so nice.

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