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Old Sep 15, 2009, 4:26 PM   #1
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I am recently back from Broom WA, thought I'd send a few pics from Broome Town beach, Windjarra Gorge & Derby.
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 9:05 PM   #2
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Wonderful shots, thanks for taking me back, I was there in the early 90's. I remember asking a local if it was safe to swim at the beach south of Broome, amazing beach , no foot prints, any way I asked if there were any sharks to worry about.
He said there were no sharks, the crocodiles take them.

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Very nice pictures! Looks like another couple of places I'd LOVE to visit. That last one sure looks odd - what kind of tree is that? And what's the story behind the next to last? How is the tree able to grow when covered in water like that?
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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its been a while since i went to Broome 10-15 years i guess
its good to see nothings changed
did you swim with the crocs at Windjana gorge? , i got knee deep and chickened out lol
the prison tree i dont think had a fence around it back then either, you were able to go inside
did you get to see the tide come in too and the dinosaur footprints??
i wouldnt mind going back again one day, it was pretty relaxed up there
hope you enjoyed your stay
thanks for sharing the photos
they bring back some memories
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Looks like an amazing place - such wonders captured so well. Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice pictures! Looks like another couple of places I'd LOVE to visit. That last one sure looks odd - what kind of tree is that? And what's the story behind the next to last? How is the tree able to grow when covered in water like that?
Harriet, if I might respond, the very wide tree and the young one in the first photo are Boab trees. They look very similar to the African Baobabs(sp?). Support for continental drift?
The trees growing in the tidal zone are Mangroves.
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the very wide tree and the young one in the first photo are Boab trees. They look very similar to the African Baobabs(sp?). Support for continental drift?
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Definitely. Although they are different species, they are closely related. Evidently "boab" is a linguistic corruption of "Baobab", a tree known in Africa as "the tree of life" for its ability to store water that can be used by people and animals during the dry season. Another 6 species grow in Madagascar. There is an unrelated similar looking, but more slender drought adapted tree in the deserts of Baja California known as the Boojum Tree, aptly named after the upside tree in Alice in Wonderland. Isn't Nature grand?

Thanks for the tour, Simon.
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Great shot Simon!
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Hi all,
thanks for the kind comments, they must be right Rodney didn't see any sharks.
Harriet I'll post the story of the Prison boab.
Gummnut I didn't swim with the freshies, plenty of them there looking hungry. Got to the paw print sight at high tide, my k10 is water resistant, but not that good!
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