Wednesday, 11 March 2015

South-west Australia and its mountains

Note the name mirrored in the number-plate
Although not the most mountainous of areas there are a few prominent hills worth exploring. So whilst Joe and Sophie were working I hired a car for a few days and went to explore the Stirling Ranges national park and some other national parks in the region. Managed to get to the southernmost tip of west Australia, too.

Bluff Knoll 1085m P850 - highest point in south-west Australia


Toolbrunup Peak 1023m P708

Not true - unless you count the anthills

Shelley beach - West Cape Howe

Torbay Head - the southernmost point in Western Australia


Cape Naturaliste


There is a lot of forest - and a lot of it has been on fire.


Rottnest Island


Day trip to Rottnest island from Fremantle and a pleasant cycle around the perimeter and a visit to the island's highest point at the Wadjemup lighthouse, P42. Spot the quokkas.
Embarking at Fremantle B Shed



Cape Vlamingh

Bathurst lighthouse


Perth and Fremantle

23/02/2015 - 11/03/2015
To start a big journey around Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia I have visited my son, Joe and his wife, Sophie who live in Cottesloe, near Perth.

Here are some random photos of the area's wilder life::
Herdsman lake swamp

Herdsman Lake bird life

Sampling the Hillary's Harbour beer with Joe

Exciting news for some - near Cottesloe

Cottesloe sunset

With Joe in Perth's Kings Park overlooking the Swan River

Same location

Joe and Sophie

Two statues

Perth from Reabold hill

Fremantle sunset
Fremantle sunset

Cottesloe sculpture - Vessel

Another Cottesloe sculpture - if only the kangaroos could shoot back

Dolphins near Cottesloe

Cottesloe beach

Joe dolphin spotting

Gull waiting for the sun to set

Cottesloe sunset

Now you know why it is called the Swan river

Black swan

Perth's highest point - Reabold Hill


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