Bumpy road to heaven
by FISH LIPS
In 1989 I had the fortune to take up residence in Broome and worked in the aviation/mining industries on and off for the best part of five years.
Because I was born and bred in the south of the state, and also through my sister, I knew a lot of die hard local people in Broome that afforded me access to places like One Arm Point (near Cape Leveque), Salty Dog's in town pearl tour and access to most of the night life in Broome plus a few cheap Paspaley pearls at the time.
I don't really know if there are tours out to One Arm now (2010), but amongst all the partying and beer drinking the four days I spent at One Arm Point was the thing I remember the most in my time up north, like being in heaven. If a young traveller has a smidgen of a chance to go... do it!
Being a post I can't name the (local) people that took us in and showed us every thing about the place, and keeping in mind the dude that orchestrated the trip ended up having drug related issues phased out of the picture... I realize now 10 years later what a rare window of opportunity that was and what a very special place it is.
Much appreciated and "never forgotten".
Dream of the perfect coastal paradise, no traffic, no dickheads, no pollution, no noise other than your heart beat... a thousand miles away... heaven.
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