Well we were going past in any case so we thought we would call into Broome to renew acquaintances – not our brightest move. We had planned to do a shop at Woolies and check out the local camping shop. Woolies car park was packed out with the overflow of caravans and motorhomes in the paddock nest to the shopping complex. Inside there was a long queue for the Telstra Shop (apparently they had phones on special), the cafe was at capacity and there were long queues inside Woolies to get to the checkouts. Even the pharmacy had a queue for service.
We bought lunch at the shopping centre then drove into Broome proper for a look around. No stopping, the streets were overflowing with tourists so we thought we would head out to the ever reliable Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and grab an unpowered site for the night – nah, completely booked out so we headed another 120kms down the road and stayed at Nullibucca South (also called Goldwire Rest Area) the traditional lands of the Karajarri people.