Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 28: Sweeping down to Broome....

An easy day today with a shorter run through to Broome. Dick got on the phone to BMW in Perth and got things sorted for both bikes. New pannier and tyres for Olga and a tune-up for Helga. Not sure what BMW in Darwin did but they didn't get it quite right. Helga doesnt like being shut down and then started up again straight away - also idling roughly. If she wasn't fuel injected I'd have said it was a vapour lock but I guess it's some kind of computer setting thing.

On the road then down to Broome - good sealed road and we cruised into Broome before lunch. Went to the Visitor Centre and organised accommodation at a backpackers/hotel in Cable Beach. A bit expensive but it was breakfast included with vouchers for a free beer each so that was fine. And it had a pool and comfortable beds.

So we basically spent the day lounging around and pretending we were tourists. I spent some time in the pool and some in the internet room before we went out along the street to a local pub for dinner. It was great - heaps of families, good-humoured staff, reasonable music and the best fettucini I have had since arriving in Oz.

All good so we headed off to bed again.

1 comment:

  1. "... pretending we were tourists" ??

    Good read Ken, keep them coming. Sabine and I have been in Cairns (Yorkeys Knob actually) for month of June housecaring for house and two spoilt but delightful Cav Spaniels while owner is on holiday in China. Have enjoyed the normal day temps of 25-27C here.
    Fascinating day last Thursday watching ABC as the PM job switched from Rudd to Gillard. I'm impressed with Gillard - similar to HC in many ways but also v different.
    Take care and safe travels