It is 2010 and one of those unforgettable moments that we experienced on our one year journey around Australia.
Come with me and visit Broome in the far north of Western Australia
This is one of the iconic places in Australia that is renowned for its sunsets. They are always stunning and Cable Beach is the place to be.
About 4-30 the crowds start to gather. They bring the wine, the nibbles, maybe prawns and/or chicken. Choosing a perfect spot to spread the picnic rug, they settle back and the warm, balmy tropical air wraps around them, small groups chatting and enjoying the atmosphere. Maybe go to the snack bar for fish and chips. The in crowd reserve a table at the prestigious Cable Beach Hotel where all the chairs and tables face the beach for natures ultimate performance. The atmosphere is happy and expectant.
The camels wind their way through the people and set off along the beach to take a group of tourists on a ride into the sunset…
A hush falls over the area as the sun dips toward the horizon and the sky turns to that luminescent apricot and pink hue, the cameras are all turned toward the incredible view and hundreds, maybe thousands of images are recorded of the moment. Just as the sky blazes in glorious shades of red a pearl lugger slips into the picture. Perfection; palms, sunset and the boat. It brings back memories of a great evening spent with friends.
I would go back to Broome in a heartbeat.
Erica asks us to show her a favourite sunrise or sunset. I have so many sunsets, a favourite subject for photography, I have seen so many all round Australia. Not quite so many sunrises, but I do have some memorable ones that I will show in another post.