I was on board the Kimberley Quest, sailing the Kimberley at the very start of their season. I was told to expect late wet season storms and weather phenomenons. After a couple of days cruising with gorgeous blue skies I had put this out of my mind until a change came over the landscape and an electric vibe spread through the cabin.
I rushed outside to join my fellow travellers and within minutes the sky was alight with a fiery sunset accompanied by the longest and most brilliant lightening storm I had ever witnessed.
For hours we lay on the deck watching strike after strike and tasting salt on our lips, whipped up by the winds. Those with cameras captured what they could but one by one all cameras were packed away and we were silent, in the moment.
On my last night in Broome I ventured out to photograph the stars with my best friend. I can never get used to the novelty of seeing a blanket of stars above me, making me feel both infinitely small and yet part of something large and powerful.
This was my first visit to Cable Beach, and I couldn’t wait to do the infamous camel ride at sunset. I look back at my time in Broome and Cable Beach with a smile and see it as the highlight of my journey around Australia.
Time for some myth-busting: the assumption that the Western Australian winter involves a momentary dip in temperature and a couple of extra clouds is just plain wrong! With two climates to choose from, Western Australia does winter cool and crisp or warm and wonderful.
Walking the Cape to Cape walking track isn’t just an introduction to the Margaret River region, but an insight into what makes things tick down here in the southwest corner of Australia. Here local resident Max Brearley gives you his tips and tricks for taking on some or all of the track.