Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
87Trip End May 10, 2012
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The activity for the day was to be dragon boating as the basketball season ends in WA the family I am with participate in Dragon boat racing. I had only come across the sport when reviewing the list of sports/activities covered in my travel insurance and had to google it to see what it really was. I wasn't aware at that time I'd be having a go myself.
There is training 3 times a week and there are tournaments held between Nov- March. I was shown how to hold the oar and how exactly to row and was placed in the middle of the boat
For lunch we of course had a traditional barbie with the famous Aussie pavlova and just before i went to change from the wet clothes a little boy decided to jump in the lake after his Ben 10 toy which first dived in and the Pamela routine came out.
After boating, I was dropped off to the train station to go to Perth and stayed at the Old Swan Barracks so that I could be picked up from there for my tour of the West Coast. The hostel did its job for the one night and there were already a few interesting people I had met like two boys from th UK who just came to Oz to cycle from Perth to Sydney - good luck to them is all I can say!
I then met a friend at a rooftop bar where we caught up for a couple of glasses of wine and she kindly dropped me off to Kings Park where I watched the sun go down and saw Perth in all its glory at nighttime.