Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Blue and red. plus lots more red and orange, gold, pink...
So, regular readers (*brief silence*) will know that I was riding a camel the week before last, when I returned to Broome after my Kimberley cruise. It's the standard thing to do, and a couple of companies run treks, the red and the blue. I was actually a bit surprised to learn that they do two or three treks (well, 4km rides along Cable Beach) a day, every day except Christmas - because the classic outing is the sunset ride which begins at 5pm and finishes back at the starting point exactly as the sun sets, at 6pm. Pretty impressive timing, I thought.
The guy with us was a chatty sort, clearly had his spiel sorted (what two other animals also walk with the legs on each side going together?) and babbled away, fortunately concentrating on some other riders further up the line so that we could appreciate the gaudy beauty of the sunset. It never gets old. I've done Cable Beach before, and I've done Uluru at sunrise - equally spectacular - as well as daytime rides in South Australia and in Dubai (probably there also on Australian camels - they export them, you know, for racing, anyway. With mechanical jockeys!) And the sunrise/sunset rides have always been the best, for sheer Technicolor over-the-topness. So make sure that's what you do.