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Last Day in Perth 10/26

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Yesterday I forgot to write my new word  We walked across “Ovals” to get to Ann’s house.  An oval is grassy area where sports (soccer; cricket, etc) are practiced and played.

We had a relaxing last day in Perth area.  This morning we did some laundry; Jan worked on our reservations in New Zealand; and I organized my stuff for the Cradle Mountain hike.

Rose came over to Jan’s house and we had a great vegetable lunch. Jan took us touring for the last time.

First Jan dropped Rose and I off near Cottesloe beach so we could walk along the ocean for a bit.  We stopped to watch a couple of surfers try to catch a wave.

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We passed this sun-dial and tried to figure out how it works.

sun-dial-at-cottesloe-beach

We also went to Mosman Park along the Swan River for a while.

The Fremantle Arts Centre was very interesting.  The building has been used for many purposes in the past.

  • Lunatic Asylum 1861-1908
  • Women’s Home + Maternity Training School 1909 – 1942
  • US Navel Submarine Depot 1942 – 1945
  • Fremantle Technical School 1946 – 1968
  • Threat of demolition and restoration 1970 mid – 1980s
  • Maritime Museum 1970 – 2009
  • Fremantle Arts Centre 1972 – present

collage-of-fremantle-arts-centre

We went to the cafe for coffee and juice and then visited the galleries.  The displays were quite interesting.

Fremantle is at the mouth of the ocean. There were large container ships at the wharf near the Maritime Museum.

warf-near-maritime-museum

I copied these words off the plaque near this sculpture that was in front of the Maritime Museum.

“This is a memorial that is dedicated to the Maltese boys and girls who left their homeland to brave an unknown future in West Australia. Hardships were endured; Benefits were derived. The child migrants provided valuable contributions to Australian Society in diverse ways as parents, workers and citizens”

memorial-near-maritime-museum

The drive along South Terrace to South Beach was beautiful.  One more walk near the beach before we returned home was needed.  I love the parks and the way the tree trunks seem to be dancing.

trees-at-beach

We had a farewell dinner at Meekin Thai Restaurant near Jan’s and Lyn’s houses.  Lea (their friend) joined us.

Although we didn’t get to do the hiking that I had hoped to do, we did have had a wonderful time with Jan and Lyn. Perth is a fabulous city with many parks; close to the river and the ocean; fabulous paths to walk.  What a great place to live.

Time to finish packing and get to sleep because we leave at 6:00 tomorrow for Launceston. Our Cradle Mountain hike starts very early the next day. This will probably be my last post until after we complete the 6 day hike.  I was told that there is absolutely no cell or wi-fi connections.  Be thinking warm thoughts for us.  The forecast is for -2 C to 10 C with a bit of sun interspersed with clouds, rain, and even snow.  It should be quite a six-day hike.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

3 thoughts on “Last Day in Perth 10/26

  1. The beaches look so inviting!! Take care on your hike. Your trip look sooo… fabulous.

    Tonya >

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  2. We like Launceston. Had a lovely walk along the cataract gorge and even saw an echidna (e-kid-na). You will love those darling little animals as you will see them along your Cradle Mtn hike.

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  3. Be careful on that hike.Six Days,wow.

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