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... Longhurst, his wife Kylie and Simon’s Grandfather Athol, who at 98 stopped playing golf only 3 months ago! Tony and Simon worked together in Hobart at Pasminco! Simon now works for Rio Tinto and is shortly representing Australia at the World Triathlon championships in Austria. This was a wonderful reunion, followed by a long drive back to Cottesloe, almost via Darwin (caused by an incorrect GPS entry!)
After a morning visit to the Art Gallery of WA, Karen ...
... that we live in. Now I'm not a writer and nor will I ever be one, so please don't expect these to be one of a kind travel entries that get created into a top selling novel...
When I get on the plane tomorrow my ultimate journey of discovering what the world really has to offer me begins. I can't wait to learn more now in the coming months than what I have learnt in my whole life.
Let the fun begin!
... is "cashed up bogans" looking for ways to spend their new found riches (hint: usually involves toys and tats). Now you might think that this would turn Perth into a Fort McMurray with beaches, but it was actually quite a progressive, pretty city. Some of the money has been funneled into public transit, cool public art, and an impressive cultural center, which is a city block full of museums ranging from interactive geology displays to modern art. ...
... the west coast, the closest town being Freemantle, which we drive through to see the rough waves and enormous houses, before stopping at Cottesloe beach just shy of midday for a swim. The sea here is freezing cold, uncanny to the English coast as the Polar water influences from the south. This makes for a very brief swim for myself and Colin, who come out significantly colder than we entered, as the girls enjoy the warm sun instead. We have a generous Aussie helping of battered ...
... an order of fries.
And then they brought out the fries. I have never seen so many fries in one order. First off, they were potato wedges, not your typical french fry. Second off, she brought them out in a bowl the size of a popcorn bucket you'd get from the movie theatre. Not a small size either; it would've been at least a medium, if not a bit bigger.
Okay, that's enough about french fries. After we ate, we decided to do a bit ...
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