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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

West Australian Wildflower Trip. Day 15, Rottnest Island. 23 Sept 2014.




We meet Jeanne at the Barrack Street Jetty where we board the Ferry to go Rottnest Island, 20 km's off the coast from Fremantle.  
A cool and overcast day,but the sea wasn't rough and that made the trip more pleasant. The Quokkas were obliging as was the male Peacock who put on a most impressive display. Although overcast the water around the Island was crystal clear and a lovely blue, it must be magic when the sun is out. To see more we took the bus tour, which was most informative and rewarding, around the Island and I would recommend the tour to anyone.
After arriving back at Perth we thanked Jeanne and said our goodbyes, hope we don't have to wait so long for the next get together.

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Reflecting sunrise from our new Hotel.

All aboard for Rottnest Island.

Early morning skyline, Perth.




Lucky it was low tide.





Perth reflections.

Swans on the Swan River.

Reflections of a Perth Skyline.

Homes of the common people.

We (Sydney) have sandstone, Perth has limestone.

And they make the most of it.

Old-timer.

Nice.


Pretty in pink.

Fremantle harbour.

Rescue ship related to search  Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crash.

My brother must fish here.

Chinese rescue ship related to search  Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crash.

Western Australian Maritime Museum and dockyards.

Never Never Land and Captain Hook's ship.

Poor Quokkas, they were there first.

Early settlers cottages.

Perth from Rottnest Island.

A long paddle to work.

Rottnest Island.

Quokkas, 2 with young and, top right, eating native figs.





Quokkas, Rottnest Island.




Jeanne and Lynn on Rottnest Island.

Pinky Beach, Rottnest Island.

Pinky Beach.

Follow the leader.

Not his best side.

Filtered by feathers.

Aren't I a pretty boy.

Laughing Doves (introduced).

Anglican chapel  was built around 1856 and the architecture has a Spanish village flavour.

Kingstown Barracks Hostel.

‘Beachcomber’ sculpture, inspired by the Rottnest Island resident Ospreys and their stacks (nests).

The hopper barge "Shark" ran aground in 1939 on Rottnest Island.

Apparently parts of the Island have to be fenced off and the number of Quokkas
kept at a sustainable number to prevent the whole Island becoming like this.

Crystal clear waters.

And so Mr. Quokka, what does it feel like to be voted-in as Prime Minister of Australia?

"Thanks for all the attention, but I now have to get back to work"


Crystal clear waters.

Sea life.

Bikes on a beach.

Crystal clear waters.

Crystal clear waters.

Wadjemup Lighthouse (also known as Rottnest Island Light Station), built 1896, is the fourth
 oldest extant lighthouse in Western Australia and was Australia's first rotating beam lighthouse.

Two restored 9.2 inch guns at Oliver Hill Battery on Rottnest Island.


Observation Battery Post, Rottnest Island.

Blowhole at Cape Vlamingh.

Crystal clear waters.

Coastal vegetation.

Coastal vegetation.

Osprey nests (stacks) on Rottnest Island.


At Cape Vlamingh.

Bathurst Lighthouse, built in 1900.

Could have picked up some tyres for the Subie.

Fremantle Port Public Art Sculptures.




Not much room under the bridge.








We did a detour down the Tiber.

A little bit of Italy at Mosman Bay.

People now live in the old Swan Brewery Company building.

Our Rottnest ferry on the side of a bus.



End of Day 15



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