Photo Tip: The Magical Reflection
At a certain time in the later afternoon, the light of the already low sun is reflected by the glass facades of Central Park tower and other skyscrapers in a way that is, well, almost magic. I have been lucky to catch it twice, both times on board an incoming Swan River ferry.
Watch out if you return from Fremantle on an afternoon ferry. The light effect can be seen and caught for a moment shortly before arriving at Barrack Street jetty.
Things to do in Perth
Visit Kings Park
Go by ferry to Freo
Jump on a free cat bus
Take a day trip to Rotto
Get a day train/bus pass and go
to Hillaries Boat Harbour
Watch a sunset on a northern beach. Outside of Perth -
Yanchep National Park.
Twilight Beach, Esperance.
Wave Rock, Hyden.
Cape Le Grand National Park.
And sticking one foot in the Indian ocean and one foot in the Southern Ocean at Augusta.
Monkey Mia, Pinnicals & Broome.
Ps. Often wondered why WA is full of 'Up' towns? There's Manjumup, Coolbellup, Joondalup, Myalup, Yunderup, Yallingup, Wattleup, Boyanup, Quindalup.
I could go on forever. Perhaps they wish they were 'up' ...... in Qld? Haha ...lol.
Free!! Free!! Freebees!! Yea!!!
I found this site that has lots of freebees when you book through them. They also have lots of travel and accommodation specials. The freebees you get are a book of vouchers with great restaurant and attraction specials, free airport transfers, free Perth welcome tour, free National Parks Pass, free day tour guide and lots more. I would seriously give this site a view before booking your Western Oz holiday!!
Iron Ore train
The pic is of a iron ore train hauling out of Mt Newman mine to Port Hedland in the far north west of Western Australia. It takes 4 locos to pull the 280 wagons each loaded with 100 tonnes or iron ore.If a coin is placed on the track it ends up as thin as a piece of rice paper once the train has passed.Also the weight is so great that the top 3 thousands of an inch of the rail turns molten from the pressure..each year 6000 tonnes of rail is replaced once its deemed too far gone to be reground into shape by the track grinder loco.
I had my first Barbie today. A.K.A. BBQ. Nadine made a breakfast for us on the grill. We had eggs, Middle Rashers (bacon), and tomatos.
To me the bacon was the most different thing. They came in long strips that measured probably about 14 inches by 2 inches. Once cooked they shrunk down to about 10 inches. They were cooked real fattie, just like i like them, and real juicy.
I really look forward to what my next Barbie might bring...