Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 7th

Started today by visiting the Fremantle Market, much like the Granville Island Market so we moved on from there to Peppermint Grove. This area would be equivalent to the Uplands in Victoria. Fabulous homes that are huge and have river or ocean views. We came upon a model home open house and couldn't resist taking a browse through this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, theatre room, living room, entertainment room, family room, wine cellar tasting room, outside entertainment area with pool and a kitchen to die for!!! All for $1.2 Million but that was the cost of the house not the land (not sure what the land costs but there was an ocean view).
On our drive we came upon a lovely , sandy river bank with 5 black swans (Western Australia's emblem) swimming in the river so we took this opportunity to rest and watch the swans and sailboats.
Then off to the beach to watch a number of young people kite surfing -- very popular sport here -- I dipped my toes in the Indian Ocean again -- may be warm enough for the sharks but not for me, really enjoyed watching the kite surfing -- one would need a lot of upper body strength to do this sport! Guess I will need to go to the gym when I get home to work on this????
Ended the day at the Small Creatures Pub (located next to the building where the sailboat that won the America's Cup is on display). Everyone is talking about the unseasonally cold weather, the mid 20's during the day and quite windy - feels like a normal Victoria summer day and I am getting tanned so all is good!
Tomorrow we fly back to Sydney! Have enjoyed Perth and look forward to seeing more of Western Australia later on in my travels!

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