Broome, Western Australia

I know you won’t believe me, but this is not photoshopped, I didn’t even have a filter on the camera! We were staying a few days in Broome enjoying the relative cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Even though it was dry season – thunderclouds gathered on several afternoons – sometimes it rained, often it did not.

The colour of the sea was quite extra-ordinary, this was first place we discovered that the Indian Ocean is genuinely blue, the Pacific Ocean, in contrast is almost always green! I suspect that there is some difference in plankton which makes for the different colour. What I know for a fact, is that outrageously blue sea next to the burnt red of Australia’s “sun burnt country” – makes for great photos!

Broome, WA

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4 Comments

  1. Sally K Witt on April 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

    So beautiful! It is wonderful that you can share so much from your travels.

  2. Elisabeth on April 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Such a common comment from Eastern Australians! Really you should go – absolutely gorgeous – and yeah for real the colours!

    • Vi on April 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Yep. It is like a lot of kiwis from North Island never have been in South Island 🙂
      Personally western part is most beautiful part in Australia. I can’t get how so many locals (from East) and tourists are ignoring this part of country.

  3. Debra Eckerling on April 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Wow! That is beautiful! I love how blogs allow us to travel around the world without leaving the computer!

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