Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Riding the beach.........

What do people do on Cable Beach in Broome, Australia at sunset?  If lucky, they ride camels as we did!  What a wonderful experience - it was awesome!

Internet not great here on the ship, and of course very expensive - can't post a lot but just want you to know everything is going so well and we are now enjoying our third day on the ship sailing the Kimberley region.  Think whales, swimming holes without crocs - thank goodness, waterfalls, great food, lovely people.......and very hot!


  1. I don't think I have ever contemplated camels in Australia. How fun to ride a camel on the beach. Looking good up there!

    1. There are plenty of feral camels in Australia. In fact we export them to middle eastern countries. Our camels are also highly prized for racing. Camel races are also held in Alice Springs, and buyers come from Arab countries to select animals and jockeys. Camel meat is sometimes available for food here, but mostly it is exported frozen. When you ride a camel the most amazing part is as the animal rises to full height and later kneels down.

  2. Amazing photo! It looks beautiful there. Have fun!

  3. Now that is a fun sight to see. Happy travels.

  4. Mary, you and Paula look very at home on the camel - what fun!
    ..and your sunset photo with the birds could very easily grace the cover of "National Geographic", it's amazing!
    The Orion must felt like a second home to you now!!!
    Thinking of you both having a ball.

  5. Hi Mary, I'm a new follower! Love your blog:) Found a pin on pinterest on Nordic Style! Your excellent style has attracted a fellow Nordic gal! Looks like your having a blast in Australia... Pam

  6. Mary, this may be one of my favorite photos yet. ;-) Love the thought of riding camels on the beach!

  7. Hello Mary:
    How absolutely splendid, both the sunset and, of course, the camels!!

    We are delighted to know that all is well.

  8. Takes my breath away just reading about your travels Mary.hope you are taking your sanatogen!
    Sounds exciting, beautiful and absolutely glorious, minus that long plane trip. Although, if you can lie down and sleep, not too inconvenient.
    Have a wonderful trip.

  9. Mary, I think your ship took a wrong turn, you've ended up the wrong continent. Camels in Australia! Looks like you are having a ball.x

  10. Oh my goodness! Are you on another trip? Go you!

  11. Carry on having a wonderful holiday Mary - We can wait for all the wonderful images and narrative until you get back - just!
    Rose H

  12. Fabulous pictures, Mary.
    It all sounds wonderful ... except for the HOT part :D. The weather in NC has turned cooler and no humidity. Hooray for that!
    Keep enjoying your wonderful trip and thanks for popping in to say hi.

  13. Gorgeous photos! So glad to hear you are having a fabulous time. Best wishes, Tammy

  14. Oh, you two look wonderful on your camels, makes me remember riding around the pyramids!

    Glad you're having a great time and I'm so looking forward to hearing about your adventures when you return.

    Big Hugs

    Sft x


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