Bali WADD to Broome, WA YBRM
Today, we started early that day to get to Broome in daylight. The
was rather good for our route, except for the strong headwind of 15 to
had to expect on the way across all that water.
The previous day, we arranged for two 44 Gallon Drums and fuelled up at
This was the the most expensive fuel so far.
Finally we got our start up clearance at 10 o clock, good work we
sooner that we taxied and arrived at the holding point, we were
to our parking bay Nr. 32.
After a nervous wait there, two air force officers appeared and wanted
military clearances. Those permits and numbers had already been given
office, but apparently they do not communicate together. After about 30
of checking we were then finally cleared to depart.
The flight to Broome was again non eventful, except the strong
added 38 minutes to our calculated time to our destination today.
Before descending into Broome, we sprayed the carbine as directed with
Insecticide, which we received previously at Christmas Island.
at Broome in Western Australia
After our landing, our first contact with the Australian Mainland, on a
afternoon, we were greeted by representatives from Immigrations and
Formalities were completed with a minimum of fuss and we booked into
Moonlight Motel, as our preferred Hotel the Mangroves was fully booked
this High Holiday season.
As we settled into our unit, we contacted John Mc Knight to arrange for
replacement Artificial Horizon, as this vital Instrument was
John the kindly agreed to send one of his own units to Alice Springs to
Burns Aircraft Engineering at the field.
At this point, changed our plans and decided not to carry on to Perth
Tasmania, due to unfavorable bad weather there. Fights VMC conditions
the only way for us to continue.
We arranged to continue on to Alice Springs, to have the replacement AH
and continue on to Ayers Rock, Coober Pedy and Adelaide, ready to meet
ICS people at DLQ on the 19.th of July.
This meant, that we had now an extra day to spend, and we hired a 4
car to drive down to Willy’s Pearl Farm the next day.
Sunset at Cable Beach Broome
That evening we witnessed a tremendous Sun set at Cable beach, we had a
meal at “Matsos”, the pub next door to our Motel, special Brews and
Visiting around Broome next morning and shopped some pearls for our
The following day, an easy R&R day and we went to the Airport to
Comanche for our last long flight across the Australian desert to Ayers
Rolf phoning home in Switzerland with his Iridium Sat Phone
Manfred picked up his new Shell card from the local Post office, which
sent from Sydney and we refueled