Derby July 2010
by Alison Underwood
Muddy jetty, low tide.
I revisited Derby after 25 years away. Nothing much has changed: streets still high in grasses, mud everywhere on endless plains, muddy water in Jetty--so depressing really after Broome.
I was very disappointed with the cafe at Wharf's End. Food was cold, fish was small, and air was stiflingly hot--had heard so much about this place but it is substandard compared to meals in Broome.
All in all a great disappointment. Need to make deepwater port at Pt Torment as lack of a port has stifled Derby's growth. I am writing a book on Derby--the Town that Time almost Forgot--which is almost ready for printing.
(Alison also wrote about her stay in Broome, see the link above. B.)
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