Monday, June 18, 2012

Camping on the ridge at Middle Lagoon

Middle Lagoon is about 140 kilometres approximately north of Broome and is
a camping area owned by a local Aboriginal family. The camping ground is
basic but has flushing toilets and solar heated showers so what more do you
want in an idyllic setting. Swimming, fishing and beach walking are the
most popular activities along with relaxation. We set up camp on the ridge
above the beach (our two tents are about in the middle of the photo) and
there was a short walk down to the water. What more could you ask for?

It was interesting talking with other campers. Some like us had come just
for a few days and others for much longer. It was popular to come for a
month or so to fish or just relax in a beautiful setting. Most campers had
tents as taking a caravan along the road was not high on most people's
plans, but there were a few who chose to do so or take camper trailers or
similar. Unless the caravan or camper trailer was particularly well sealed
the first few days would have been spent cleaning the dust out of every hook
and cranny.

The beach was beautiful for swimming and the water was lovely and warm. It
was certainly easy to wander down from the tent and have a dip to cool off
(as it was around 30 degrees every day). Fishing from the beach in front of
the ridge was also very popular. Boat launching off the beach allowed those
with tinnies to venture further. We watched another Kiwi guy fishing and
when chatting with him he said that he had more than enough in his freezer
so now he caught and released just for the love of fishing. Good on you

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