Friday, August 28, 2009

High tide

Forget Cable Beach and it's camels and fancy resort. My favourite thing about Broome is Roebuck Bay (at high tide, not the muddy low tide!). The azure of the water against the bright blue sky, the green mangroves and the red sand and cliffs takes my breath away.
Low tide at Town Beach vs High tide

When the tide is higher than about 9m, it breaches the airport perimeter fence. Quite a strange sight! Below are the new hangars that they started to build when I was here last year. They had to cart huge amounts of dirt to the site to build it up higher than the tide line. the end of the runway: Water beyond the perimeter fence: