Broome’s maximum annual tides …

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.

High tide at Streeters jetty

High tide at Streeters jetty

In 2011, the tide reached out into the street. Then it even reached McDonald’s driveway, dry today:

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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3 Responses to Broome’s maximum annual tides …

  1. Your pictures are amazing!

    • Tom Harley says:

      A lot more to post later as soon as I edit them down to size. We took about 200.

      • tgmccoy says:

        Beautiful. went here from Anthony Watt’s site. Wife’s been to Australia I haven’t been
        off the North American continent-yet. Watched the old 1960’s surfing movie: “Endless
        Summer.” I’d like to note the difference (if any ) in sea level as they traveled from
        Calfornia to Africa ,to Australia to Tahiti , to Hawaii, then back… .

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