Travel Blogs from Fremantle
Richard Having arrived in Perth and picked up the worst car I have ever driven or even been in, a Hyundai Accent (more on the Accent in later entries) we headed to Fremantle, a town right next to Perth to find our accommodation for the night and to meet up with Catriona, a friend of my aunt Katie. It didn't take us too long to find the Norfolk …
Yeah, Tony and Sarah arrive from Sydney today after Tony finally gets the all clear by the doc about his leg. We finally meet up with them after they get stranded in Kings Park and we catch the train to Fremantle. After checking into our hostel we head to the Norfolk hotel and Little Creatures Brewery for some food and a catch up. The next day we …
... and were amazed by the docility of the sheep and the huge size of the fleece that resulted. A shearer gets A$ 2.5 for each sheep sheared and a farmer about A$ 20 for each fleece. The fleece goes to make clothes worth over thousands of pounds. Next were demonstrations of lamb feeding, cow milking and whip cracking, all good fun.
After that we were able to walk through a kangaroo enclosure and see, photograph and stroke some very tame and inquisitive kangaroos. Most ...
... Fremantle was named after Captain Fremantle who brought the first free settlers here in 1829 in a ship named HMS Challenger. They set up the Swan River colony which was eventually named Fremantle (Freo to the Aussies) after the Captain. In fact the beach where the first settlers arrived is now known as Bathers Bay and we were taken to see this.
We briefly saw, but did not visit, the new Maritime Museum and had a glimpse of a ...
... br> Advance Australia Fair.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair
Chris with the Drumline after him!