Welcome to Rockingham March 6th 2012 This afternoon we said "good-bye and see you in a month" to our new Perth friends. Exchanging stories and laughter with Rob and Carol, made for easy recovery from jet-lag.
We boarded the sleek Transperth commuter train which whisked us to Rockingham, a city about 8 station stops south of Perth. The Transperth train is somewhat like our Westcoast Express from Vancouver to Mission; the significan ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
As middle-aged travelers and tri-athletes we made a point to connect with tri-clubs in Western Australia who warmly welcomed us to local events. We are travelers who prefer to visit with locals rather than local attractions. Our choice is to stay in small towns and rural communities, and regional parks. We are not yet in our "empty-nest stage" but are thankful this window of opportunity opened up for us to visit Australia.
We are from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, (45kms east of Vancouver, Canada)
Port Coquitlam is the home town of Terry Fox, the heroic young man who ran half-way acro... full info