19 Sep 2015

Beach World

Cable beach in all its sunset glory. Broome hs really started getting quiet! Usually a month or two ago the beach would be packed every day at sunset but now there are only a handful and a half of cars down every night.

Tonight we go see the Waifs! I am quite excited. I have had an album of theirs pretty much since I can remember, must have been just after it came out in early 2000s. A number of people from work are going as well. Looking forward to it for a long time!

It has really started warming up here. It is getting up around 38 degrees every day now, but the humidity has not yet come so that is nice.

14 Sep 2015

Cruisy Afternoon

Every once and a while at work we have a cruise ship come in and we take a big busload of them around town on a modified town tour then bring them down to the beach for sunset. It seems to have become mine and Anna the caterer's job to take all the nibbles down and set up. 

Yesterday we did this and the bus was running a bit late so we had a lovely 45 mins waiting then another 45 of mingling and answering their questions while they nibbled and drank the Matso's beer we brought.

It is a fun little afternoon in a pretty nice place!

Oh and this horse statue....it is from the sculpture display at Shinju Matsuri and we just saw it on Broome buy sell swap for $5000!

The platters that Anna made up! So yummy looking!

10 Sep 2015

More Shinju

These past couple of week have been pretty busy for both of us but that did not stop us from hitting up a couple more Shinju Matsuri events. We went down to the beach for the lantern festival which we had grand images of and I suppose so did the organizers, but like most of the festival it was pleasantly disorganized and didn't really work the way I think they intended it to.

All the little white dots in the distance are lanterns...in the day time still... None the less we ran into a few friends and walked and there was a guy playing guitar and it was nice.

The main event though was the final concert. There were several different performers all of them from Broome, but the one everybody was waiting for was the final act. The Pigram Brothers. They are a local band made up of 3 generations of the Pigram family. They play all original stuff and have a nice mix of genres to choose from. A couple of the songs had a sort of Santana ish feeling about them. We have heard a lot about them and finally got to see them.

The concert was in the amphitheater just off cable beach. It was an extremely pleasent evening. It was one of the guides birthdays and we met up with her and a couple other guides from Kimberley Wild and sat together. There we fresh mini donughts. To top it all off there was a great fireworks display. The Pigram Bros were playing then the fireworks started going off right overhead and lasted a good 7-8 mins. There was a sweet finale to the fireworks too with tons going off in a big burst. It was quite a good show!