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Motorhome Travels - November 2013


Its hard to come down from a trip to the Abrolhos Islands. Things seem just a little more mundane after two weeks out there. Still we must battle on :-)

Perth from Kings Park - [Click for a Larger Image]
Perth from Kings Park

Perth from Kings Park - [Click for a Larger Image]
Perth from Kings Park

We have a few things to get done in Perth - just the normal old body checkups and some annual-Traceys-brain-stuff. Nothing too exciting really.

While in the city we made a visit to Kings Park. For those not familiar with the area, Kings Park is a huge Botanical Gardens and bushed area near the Perth CBD. Of course the main reason for our visit was to fly the quadcopter and get some photos and video of the city and the park.

We have a bunch of work to do on our rental property in Perth and we have arranged to do that in January next year. That gives us just over 6 weeks to go south of Perth and look around the coast. We have been down that way a few times and really enjoyed the area, the plan is to do quite a bit more exploring this time.

Exercising race horses in Rockingham - [Click for a Larger Image]
Exercising race horses in Rockingham

Yesterday we took the little inflatable boat out to the end of the Busselton jetty. This jetty is not your average jetty - at almost 2km in length, it is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere.

At the end of the jetty there is an underwater observatory - however we felt it would be more fun to visit it from the outside.

Under the jetty at Busselton - [Click for a Larger Image]
Under the jetty at Busselton

As it turned out, this was not very popular with the staff of the observatory, one of whom let Tracey know (in no uncertain terms) that looking in the underwater windows was not allowed. The lecture was accompanied by a reasonable helping of arm waving and finger wagging. Oddly enough, the visitors to the inside of the observatory seemed to quite enjoy seeing a couple of free divers waving to them from the bottom of the sea.

This is not allowed - ok - [Click for a Larger Image]
This is not allowed - ok

Despite the telling off we had a nice time free diving around the end of the jetty, as you can see from the photos, the water was very clear and the pylons were covered with colorful growth.

After a great afternoon of diving and flying the quadcopter around we found a nice quiet beach to enjoy a wine while watching the sun set on yet another great day.

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