Blogs from Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 189


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth February 18th 2004

Here is the start of the real adventure, finally reached Oz. I was glad to have the 3 weeks in Asia to help me to adjust to the temperature and heat, we arrived in the middle of a heatwave! It was about 44 degrees, hotter than Singapore. I went to Rottnest Island for a day and cycled the whole 11km of the circumference. I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of Quokkas on my journey so that took away from some of the agony! Visited Perth city and went to Kings Park and the Swan Bell Tower, went to Cottesloe for the Sunday Session and did the candlelit tour of Fremantle Jail. Educational week I'd say.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City February 17th 2004

Also getting on in Kalgoorlie was an Irish backpacker and I didn’t like my chances of being able to sleep upright tonight. I didn’t have the space I needed firstly and secondly all of Monday (to Kalgoorlie) I slept a lot as well! Anyhow, the hours are rolling by, the K’s are too and as I walk through the train, there are a few hardy types that just can’t make their eyes close either! One of them is Simon, a guy who used to live in Perth nearly 25 years ago and chased his dream of being a musician up and down the East Coast, trying to start up gigs where everyone would come down with an instrument and jam. He’d been trying as recently as in Byron, but without patronage there was no money, with ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth December 31st 2003

heading up north from alice springs after being kept in the middle of nowhere because of car troubles in Marla! City of nothing! but its just another experience. Nice to see Uluru and the Olga's or kata tjuta national park, same as wataranka with its garden of eden (pictures), like a Fata morgana in the dessert! after being in Arnhem-land to see some nice waterfalls, and some termite mounds we went to see the turtles nesting on the beach near Broom (WA) ah well, just surfing and diving and snorkeling along the west coast is one of the things we managed to do the most! shot some nice pictures along the way! and now we spend christmas in Perth! in the white sand!! so after all its a white christmas! cheers! ... read more
Devils marbles
Don't swim around here

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth August 13th 2002

I had decided to leave life in beautiful Frankland on the 13th of August to allow for a weekend of fun in Perth before beginning my adventure up the west coast. This happened to be a Friday. Normally I am not a superstitious person, but this day has changed my perception. Naturally, before I could leave Frankland I had to have a bit of a farewell bash. And, naturally, this involved me having one or two drinks too many (ie. getting rottenly drunk and not recalling a whole lot of the evening’s events). Not to worry!!! It has happened before and I have no doubt it will happen again!!!! None the less it was a little concerning to wake up in the morning with not much recollection of the previous night and no idea how I ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth January 16th 2001

The far north of Australia is one of the most remote places on Earth, and every day in the top end features stunning scenery and a sense of wonder at the vast distances travelled. There are three major towns stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast, and a whole lot of nothing in between. But this is the real Australia, where you can ride on the bus for an entire day and be lucky to pass a single car travelling in the opposite direction. I had a five week opportunity to explore the Far North, and a bargain three flight package from Qantas helped make some my destinations achievable given the short time frame. My top end adventure commenced, dear reader, with a flight to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. I took a few ... read more
Kakadu National Park bush camp
The Aussie outback
Mary River,  Kakadu National Park

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth August 19th 1987

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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth October 3rd 1964

Before we left home, my Grade 5 teacher back in Melbourne had given my parents a large pile of textbooks and several reams of school work exercises for me to complete, and I was supposed to spend a couple of hours every day while we were on the ship ploughing through all of this. I have absolutely no recollections whatsoever of doing any study at all. I'm sure my very diligent parents wouldn't have let me off the hook, so I suspect I've just wiped this unpleasant memory from my mind. I do however remember thinking as we got closer to home that this idyllic five month trip was nearly over, and that I would very soon have to return to the discipline and drudgery of school. I was looking forward to seeing my friends again ... read more
King's Park, Perth
Floral clock, King's Park, Perth

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