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Travel Blogs from Fremantle
... precariously in trees opening their eyes only occasionally to look around. We understand that this somnolence is due to their diet which is the green tips of eucalyptus leaves containing a narcotic substance. So the Koalas are actually 'under the influence’ for 20 hours a day, rather than just asleep. Nevertheless we were allowed to stroke a selected bear (fast dopey and least liable to retaliate) and take as many photographs as we liked.
We then watched a sheep ...
... a bronze statue of an engineer Charles O'Connor who had been responsible for turning the estuary of the river Swan into the Port of Freemantle. Large Limestone Cliffs had to be blasted away to achieve this. He was also responsible for getting water to the Gold mining areas further inland in Western Australia. For some reason he was ridiculed repeatedly by the press and eventually rode out onto a nearby beach and took his own life at the age of ...
... we expected.
Happy Australia Day! There was one point I almost felt pride, but I haven’t earned that yet.
Here is their anthem!
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;In history's page,
let every stageAdvance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let ...
... the Floating Markets well and chose one that appeared to be open during the week. I chose the Thaling Pha one as it also did boat trips around the canals – yet more canals, but at least it would be a back-up plan. And boy did I need it! I caught the Skyline train and a cab for 20 minutes driving in downtown Bangkok – I had no idea where I was. The taxi found the place ok – but of course, it only opens at weekends! The lady at the jetty offered a ...
The weather has been quite warm the last few days. The weekend is to reach 41. Wrist is OK and the cuts nearly healed. We have been in Fremantle just over a month now and my 3 hours a day at the Hospital is OK. I'm an expert at filing patients notes now and moving files on. It's funny as they call them Headsheets. Don't understand where that name comes from. To me a file is a ...