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Day 76 - Friday 20 July 2012

Broome

After a quick trip to the shopping centre for papers, a coffee and some groceries, and a equally quick visit to Bunnings and Blackwoods for clips and hose fittings, we went and had a look at the Japanese and Chinese Cemeteries. There are 919 Japanese (mostly pearl divers) buried at the cemetery with significant loss of life occuring in the 1887, 1908 and 1935 cyclones. Next door is the Chinese Cemetery with more than 90 monuments reflecting the multicultural make-up of Broome society.

Di at the Japanese Cemetery

Di at the Japanese Cemetery

Obelisk memorial to those lives lost in the 1908 Cyclone

Obelisk memorial to those lives lost in the 1908 Cyclone

Di at the Chinese Cemetery

Di at the Chinese Cemetery

We had arranged to meet Nick and Christine Tall, and their travelling companions David and Sally Long at the Mangrove Hotel for a meal and a few drinks, however when we got there the restaurant was closed as the chefs had all walked out. We decided to go down the road to the Roebuck Bay Hotel, where we had an excellent meal although the choice of rice, mash or chips got a bit confused. The ladies all had Chilli Lime Prawns, Nick and David Long both had Chicken Parmagiana, and David B had an Angus Fillet Steak. We had a good night made better with occasional visits to the big screen where the Cats were giving the Bombers a smacking!

Nick, Christine, David and Di

Nick, Christine, David and Di

David and Sally

David and Sally

Posted by TwoAces 05:48

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