“I Walked onto a Landscape That I Could Imagine Mars LooksLike”
We decided to explore the coastline of Broome and took a turn off at Gantheaume Point. We heard there were some amazing dinosaur footprints out there. We took a right off the path and walked onto a landscape that I could imagine Mars looks like.
We sat down on a secluded cliff, and as I looked up, my girlfriend was sitting cross-legged out on a rock looking at the ocean. The coastline really stood out to me. The colours mostly; the blue of the sky, the turquoise of the water, the gold of the sand and the red of the Earth. Such an amazing palette.
In this moment, I let all the stresses of my daily life go. For a split second I really appreciated how lucky I was to be experiencing it.
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.
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.
As a marine biologist Brad Norman has got to know Ningaloo Reef and the journey from Perth well, and shares his tips for the best places to stop along the way. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast, around 13 hour drive from Perth, is best known for its whale sharks, and fringing coral reefs which are accessible from the shore.
Russell Blaikie is a well-known West Aussie chef and partner of Must Winebar shares his tips for some great local places to visit in and around Perth – and where to eat! As a chef he combines the best of his international experience with local Western Australia produce in the kitchen. The rest of the time, he just loves living in Perth.