Staircase to the Moon
One of the few places in the world where this phenonomen happens and it only occurs for a few months of the year. The tide must be low, the sun must have set and the moon must not have risen yet.
Find a good spot where you'll get a clear view of where the moon will rise across a clear tidal flat.
Just as the moon rises, it's reflection will bounce off the small pools of water left behind when the tide went out. These pools will look like a staircase to the moon.
If you want to try and get a photo, don't use your flash and set your exposure to night mode if you have it. If all else fails, the newsagencies have postcards.
The timing and my location wasn't right when I took this photo but it should give you an idea.
Go to the bottom of the page at the website attached and you'll see what the Staircase (sometimes referred to as a Stairway) To The Moon will really look like. This photo was taken down the coast in Dampier near Karratha, and you can get the same experience in Broome. Anywhere it happens, the effect is the same.
Cooke Point Beach: Nightlife on the beach
If you've got kids with you or are just looking for something different, go to the Cooke Point Beach after dark when the tide is out. It's a great way to escape the heat and you'll find thousands of these crabs emerging from their holes for a spot of feeding.
If you're quiet, you can get close enough to get a pretty decent photo. I think I may have blinded this one!
Dress Code: Lots of sandfly repellant, beach shoes with a sturdy sole to prevent puncture wounds from rock hidden just below the surface of the sand.
- Family Travel