Photo Gallery: Mammoth Cave, Western Australia

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from our visit to the Mammoth Cave in Western Australia. The one above is looking at the sinkhole from near the exit. The first chamber we entered. This photo was taken with a flash. Compare it to the one without flash in the original blog post. Some […]

Mammoth Cave, Western Australia

Follow us on Facebook! One of the highlights of the Margaret River Region about 300 kilometres south of Perth, Australia is a series of caves stretching from Dunsborough to Augusta. There are over a hundred of them and four have been developed as tourist attractions.  These are the Ngilgi Cave near Yallingup, the Mammoth and Lake […]

Historic Fremantle

The City of Fremantle in Western Australia teems with history. Founded by Swan River colonists in 1829, it officially became a city a century later. Indeed, much of the architecture in downtown Fremantle dates from the 19th century. The Esplanade Hotel shown above, for example, was originally used to house convicts while the Fremantle Prison […]

Photo Gallery: The Fremantle Markets and the Waterfront

The photo above shows the harbor as seen from the outdoor patio at Kailis’ Fish Market Café. Below are some more photos from the waterfront and the Fremantle Markets. One of the craft breweries along Mews Road. The path between the two buildings leads to the boardwalk along the harbor. Inside the craft brewery You […]

Photo Gallery: Places and Buildings Around Fremantle

Fremantle has many interesting places and buildings.  The photo above  shows the Whalers Tunnel and the Round House from the city side. Here are a few more. Bathers Beach The Whalers Tunnel – a plaque says the tunnel was excavated by the Fremantle Whaling Company in 1837 “to facilitate the transport of whale oil and […]

Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island East End

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the East End of Rottnest Island. Overlooking Pinky Beach from the Bathurst Lighthouse The Bathurst Lighthouse Sculptured shoreline near the Bathurst Lighthouse Some local residences on Rottnest Island. Some are available as rentals. No quokkas allowed!  Perth seen from Rottnest Island, 19 kilometres away. Salmon Bay […]

Rottnest Island

Follow us on Facebook! Australia is a biologically distinct continent with many species of both plant and animal life that live nowhere else in the world. These include, of course, the kangaroo, the wallaby, the koala, the Tasmanian devil, the emu, and a wide variety of snakes and insects. Some of these flora and fauna are […]

Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island West End

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the west end of Rottnest Island including the Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. Janis and Sarah checking out the seals at Cathedral Rocks Seals at Cathedral Rocks A seal shows off A king’s skink Closer look at the king’s skink Fish Hook Bay Janis and I […]

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of Kings Park. Thunderbirds! Ancient Australian dinosaurs. Colorful signs describe the various displays. Lots of school tours visit Kings Park. Australian kids wear school uniforms and hats are an integral part of the uniform to protect against the hot sun. Play area. These are living rocks – […]

Perth’s Kings Park

Follow us on Facebook! Kings Park is a fabulous urban park sitting on the western edge of the Central Business District of Perth, Australia on Mount Eliza. It’s just a short walk from downtown but there is also lots of parking. It’s a large park comprising 4.06 square kilometres or 1003 acres. Like Vancouver’s Stanley Park […]