“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.
Dr Rick Fenny is no stranger when it comes to road tripping in the outback of Western Australia. One of Australia’s most respected vets, who has cared for thousands of animals including the legendary Red Dog, Rick clocks up more than 5000 kilometres every couple of weeks tending to sick animals and checking in with his team of vet doctors and nurses at his vet clinics dotted across WA.
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.