Last month I took a short trip to Perth with Master Wicker. Only three short days. Too short really. But an important family birthday was to be celebrated in Perth that weekend, and it was great to be able to get there at all.
Master Wicker and I made the most of our one free day and did some sightseeing. We took the Rottnest Explorer out to Rottnest Island for the day. If Perth is one of the most remote capital cities in the world, then Rottnest is even more remote. A large island 18km off the coast, in the Indian Ocean.
It's a very rugged and beautiful place.
|One of the salt lakes|
|Sometimes it was serene though|
There are no cars allowed on the island, so everyone walks or bikes about. You can take a tourist bus, but the bikes were more fun.
|We hired bikes to try and see as much as we could in the 3 hours|
We did a loop around the right hand end,
around the salt lakes, over to the lighthouse and back
You can look back to the mainland.
And what of the famous quokkas that supposedly overrun the place, and gave Rottnest it's name?
We didn't see a one! They are predominantly nocturnal which does make it hard when you're there at lunchtime.
Although we did see where they'd been- everywhere. Rottnest was a fantastic day out- but really the day trip gives you just a taste- you only get a bit over 3 hours on the island- not nearly long enough. Not long enough at all. I'm keen to go back.
|and stay a while|
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