Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Perth Holiday Highlights

So my Perth trip started off rather slowly with me having the runs but the mood took an upward swing halfway through and ended with a blast of a U2 concert.

Here's some photos highlighting on what we did throughout our trip. We were very warmly welcomed to my sis-in-law's God-parents home for dinner and a breakfast. They are such a lovely couple!
This is Mardi and Wilf, Yen's God-Parents in Perth.

Us hanging out at a park overlooking Perth with their dog Devo.
Their lovely Balinese inspired home. I absolutely love this spot overlooking the pool. So serene! I can just imagine curling up on the bench with a good book...

They have this oven which Wilf made scrumptious pizza and roasted pork.

A simple potato topping pizza tasted absolutely delicious!
We had dinner at Hillarys Boat Harbour one night and managed to catch the shades of the setting sun.

We took our first tour to the Pinnacles which included a trip to the crayfish um... warehouse (?) where they store their caught crayfish before they ship them all over the world, Pinnacles and sand dunes at Lancelin.
First time seeing wind farms! This is before we reached the Pinnacles.

The sorted crayfish, waiting to purge out their digestion system before being shipped overseas.

Why I dislike self shots: bad skin, double chins, cannot see much of the background.

Just to show how big the Pinnacles are

And more of Pinnacles. Sand and stone. Yellow sand and blue skies.

Sand dunes. We went on a 4WD bus which plunged over a steep dune 5 times just to give us a scare. Fun!

Couldn't quite capture the texture of the sand. Got fine sand into the crevices of my new camera here :(

We did sand boarding. Very fun and highly recommended!
 On another day, we visited the Maze somewhere up north of Perth. It was a Friday and there was absolutely nobody there! Did most of the mazes, saw the wildlife there and played mini golf.
The first and largest maze.

The Pine Maze.

The wildlife. These two fellas were posing so I took the opportunity to snap them. Gave the one on the left a back rub until he growled.

The few peacocks walking and flying around. They were so noisy! And they refused to open up their tail.

My first ice cream! Love their version of "single scoop" cones. Yumm...
We also took a day tour to Rottnest Island. I was only told to go there and cycle. Instead, we booked a bus tour around the island and discovered most people go there to swim! And oh wow, the sea was absolutely blue and clear! Beats ANY beach in Malaysia. 

Since we didn't bring our togs, we just waded into the cold waters, baked in the sun and got friendly with the local rats - the quokkas.
One of the many shipwrecks in the oh-so-blue waters.

The lighthouse built by an Irish man.

And the sand! It's soo soft, clean and fine!
The foreign "Rat" and the local rat (okay, so they're marsupials, not rats)
After a tiring day at Rottnest, we went to reward ourselves (ok, more like me rewarding myself) with a plate of chilli mussels in Freemantle. Mmmmm.... Best!
THE only place to get good ones in Freemantle, Perth.
Night skyline of Perth. Unfortunately, not all lights were switched on.
After learning about eggs benedict from Cafe World, I finally got to taste egg benedict. Too bad they didn't have bacon.


Life On Planet Mum said...

Your ice cream looks like poop. Merry Christmas!

jo said...

i see the dog that you're doggy-sitting for christmas eating poop is affecting you...

Kau Sern said...

Can you both stop talking about ppp... you know! (Happy New Year Grace!)