Leaving Halls Creek there were sights to see but I had my heart set on Broome.
A stop at the big Boab on the side of the road.
It 43 years since, as a young man, since I was last riding a motorcycle up in north Western Australia, the Kimberley.
The road was unsealed and rough then.
Remnants of the old road still exist. Including the old corrugated iron shed that was the garage.
When I had some bike problems all those years ago. The owners let me use a corner of the workshop to replace the head gasket on my Norton Commando!
Finally Broome and the end of the Savannah Way crossing the north of Australia from the Pacific to the Indian Oceans.
And swim at Cable Beach. My first swim in the ocean since late June in Queensland.
With its Camel Rides,
And the Stairway to the Moon.
Given Western Australia’s covid free status and Broome’s beautiful weather it’s crowded and I had to camp 25km out of town for a couple of nights.
It was a good place to give the Steinbock a wash.
In company with the bush birds like this little Sparrowhawk
Now I have a room in a hostel in the town of Broome which is in the throws of its annual festival, the Shinju Matsuri.
But more on that next post.
7 thoughts on “On to Broome and completing the Savannah Way”
Wow! So much beauty. The first picture, of the tree, is INCREDIBLE!
Thanks Nora, that Boad tree was just huge and hundreds of years old
It is absolutely gorgeous! XOXO
You get around on that bike of yours, Mick! Great images as always.
Yes have wheels will travel. Lol. But still many sights to see and many kms to cover before I get back home in Nov.
Can’t believe you had to camp 25km out of town! The beach didn’t look too crowded (except for the camel trains!). It’s been ages (nearly 40 years) since I’ve been to Broome as well. I think they had ‘sessions’ at the pub which meant that everyone was going pretty hard! I can’t even remember going to the beach but I’m assuming I did at some stage? Thanks for the memories! Cheers Pauline xx
More to come on Broome Pauline. It’s a happening place at the moment. They are really hard drinkers up here anytime. It’s a lot bigger town than 40 years ago though