The camels are sometimes on the beach at 8am, but not today, so no early morning light against the sea. We took the bus into the old Chinatown, a series of iron-clad shops along the streets and lanes especially Johnny Cho lane which also has historical placards. The early pearl divers were badly treated, being Chinese and later the local aboriginals. Around the corner is Shady Lane, where a cute cafe hides, a pleasant place for a meal or juice. Across from the lane is the famous open-air Sun Pictures cinema; the entrance shelters several dusty large old projectors.
Needing to stock the camper van, we chose Woolworths over the nearby Coles as the bus stopped at the door, just enough for 2 days to get to Kununurra.
We walked to Zanders overlooking the beach as I anticipated the camels would walk past. When they didn’t appear I walked further north to the rocks and saw them in the distance, so they don’t walk down the main beach. I will have to plan to be there when we return in 10 days.
But we watched the sunset over a good dinner at Zanders, meeting the camels on their return later on the way back.