The next day we traveled back to Broome, our starting point for this adventure nine days before. While the area is arid it does provide a constantly changing view in vegetation and in the color of the dirt.
Some sections of the road are better with respect to wash-boarding, or corrugation as it’s known to Aussies.
Eucalyptus trees and grasslands are typical for this cattle-dominated area.
On the way back we stopped at the Mowanjum Cultural Centre and learned much about the Aboriginal people that live in the region today, and have been there for 1,000s of years.
Broome was a nice change from the Gibb River Road with the ocean that was visible from nearly anywhere from the peninsula of a town.
That night we went to the local movie theater, and just happened to catch the first showing of the new Lion King movie.
The movie theater has been open for over a century and is an outdoor theater. We watched the movie under the stars, and along the approach path for the late evening flights into Broome from around Australia.
The next day we found the local farmer’s market and shopped for some souvenirs to take home.
We said goodbye to Pam’s Aunt Melinda and cousins Riley and Tasman later that day at the airport. They were heading back to Canberra while Pam and I took off back to Perth to begin the third part of our Western Australia trip.