Today we are coming to you from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, just a bit to the north of Broome in the magnificent Kimberley region of WA. This week we are focussing on some of the great characters of the Kimberley region, those people who have a job that allows them to interact with the spectacular Kimberley landscape on a daily basis – jobs many of us would only dream about. We have had the pleasure to spend some time with James Brown, Manager of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and the third generation of his family to grow pearls in this area. He has the envious job of spending his working day in and around this magnificent part of the Kimberley coastline. James grew up at Cygnet Bay, which is about 200kms north of Broome, and had an unbelievable childhood fishing, swimming, and pretty much doing what he liked in this incredible part of the world. He is one of several characters we are talking to this week who have the amazing luck of spending their working day interacting with the incredible Kimberley outback. James has been showing us what he calls his backyard – and what a peaceful, beautiful place it is.
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