King tides have arrived in Broome, with the second lowest this morning, just over 10 metres lower than midday’s high, the 2nd highest for the year. The reef off Cable Beach is left high and dry at dawn, leaving an astounding mix of colour, shape and form. Click to enlarge: Then high tide a few km away on the town side of the Broome Peninsula: A few cm less than the 2011 King tide, the wonders of the Cable Beach mud reef were again exposed: Spot the wonderfully camouflaged crab in the next images: Just two of us were there to see the magnificent reef flora and fauna, but tourists and locals flocked to high tide vantage points.
In 2011, the tide reached out into the street. Then it even reached McDonald’s driveway, dry today: