Kyle in Australia

Kyle's adventures in Perth, WA and beyond.


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The family have arrived.

This morning at half eight I picked up my Aunt and my Grandmother from Perth International Airport, and then we dropped off their bags and made our way to Perth where we had a coffee, and walked round, and went to the Western Australian Museum and then had lunch and wandered through Kings Park, and then made our way back to Guildford where they were checked into their hotel, and then it was dinner time. A packed day of not very much, but it was as if I was seeing things for the first time, mainly because I was - my Grandmother asked me many time what certain buildings were, each time they were not ones I had ever noticed before.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Whiteman Park Classic Car Show

Went to the Whiteman Park Classic Car Show the other weekend, it was quite interesting. A lot of old army vehicles, lots and lots of Minis, and random Australian and American stuff I didn't know. There was even a A-reg Ford Excort XR3i, clearly a classic.

The first picture I took was of a Reliant Kitten, and a Reliant Rialto. Sad, but true.

I didn't take many pictures, becuse shiney and nice to look at the cars were, there was nothing amazingly rare.

Sculpture by the Sea

At Cottesloe there has been a Sculpture by the Sea exhibition for the past week, I have finally got round to taking some pictures of the exhibits:

Thursday, March 24, 2005

One month left

My trip has gone by fast, I have seen a lot, scootered nearly 7,000km, taken over 900 photos (many of which are up on my pictures pages) and have generally had a blimmin' great holiday.

The last month may well be my busiest, as I have my family over and we are heading to Kalgoorlie on the Prospector train, and then we are hiring a 4x4 and driving down south to Margaret River, the Gloucester Tree, the Tree-top Walk, and many other places. If we have time I will take them up north too, visiting some of the spots I went to on my Monkey Mia tour.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Yet more pictures

Yet more pictures

Another photo album from Perth to add to the many, many photos I have already put up.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Epic Scooter Journeys III, IV, V and VII

I've now exhausted all the worthwhile places that are comfortably scooterable from Perth.

On 11 February I went to Lancelin [map], which took about 3.5 hours. Lancelin is a big of roading and sandboarding centre, but as I went on a weekday it was dead. Never mind, it was a nice journey with some good stops on the way, and on the way back. Ledge Point, where the Moore river meets the sea, is about 20 km back towards Perth from Lancelin, and is actually bigger, and has more to see, yet I cannot find much about the place on the interweb.

Some photos from the trip are here:

After my trip to Monkey Mia, I went to New Norcia [map], Australia's only Monastic town. The museum was one of the best I've been to with its art collection being unique in that is was the first time I have ever been to a gallery where I would happily house everything on display. The hotel served a great fish and chips. Oddly the only people I saw in the town were builders, those working in the museum and hotel and a couple of other tourists. Also in a town of about 50 buildings, there are 7 public toilets - I used them all.

Some photos here:

For some reason galerie is insisting on putting one of the later pictures first.

I decided to have a shorter trip a couple of days later, so I went to Rockingham [map], of which the best feature was Point Peron, which took about an hour to explore, and then I was done with Rockingham, so I checked my map and decided to head further south to Mandurah [map], which unfortunately provided even less to see. I still managed to take a few pictures, though.

Yesterday I went on my last trip, to Brookton, along some great, quiet roads lined with wonderful trees. It was a good journey. However when I arrived I found the tourist info had just closed, but to compensate I had a great home made quiche from the deli, sat and read my book and then came home. Not very eventful, but a thoroughly pleasant journey.

Epic Scooter Journey VI was Northam.