Monday, December 6, 2010

A Trip to the Other Side

Hi All,

Last week my husband and I flew across Australia with our 19 month old daughter to Perth, Western Australia. We'd never been to the west coast of Australia before and it was Violet's first holiday and first time flying.

Here are some of my favourite pics of our holiday...

Swan Bell Tower, by the Swan River just a few minutes walk from the CBD.

The Swan River is lovely. It looks like the sea because of its width and nautical feel. These pictures were taken 10 minutes drive from the CBD.

Shopping in Perth was fun. There are plenty of shops and interesting buildings all within walking distance from just about anywhere in the CBD. This Tudor-style building called London Court (built in the 1930s) is the entrance to an arcade of high-end shops.

After staying overnight Perth CBD we drove almost 3 hours south to stay a few days in a beach-side town called Busselton. Its claim to fame is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere. It stretches 2 km out to the Indian Ocean.

 The weather was beautiful and warm and the water was perfect for swimming.

Below, my hungry husband and daughter are walking to a cute restaurant by the beach called 'The Goose'. We really loved eating lunch there. The view of the beach from our table was spectacular!

In the shade under the boardwalk, Violet took up her new hobby of collecting shells.

And lastly...Violet and I enjoying a walk on the beach, collecting shells of course!

Exploring Perth and southwest WA was fantastic. It's a long way from Sydney, but if I ever go back I know there'll be plenty of sunshine, fresh air and wide open space.

Hope you have a great week!


All photos by me.

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend from must be a wonderful place. I love your daughter's's gorgeous :-)

    Happy December, cheers: Evi


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