Sunsets, sea lions and strolling
Trip Start Dec 06, 2009
13Trip End Jan 30, 2010
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On Boxing Day we drove south to Fremantle, where we have rented a cottage next to the infamous prison. The Fremantle Prison was home to thousands of British inmates from the 1850s. Fremantle is a typical Victorian town and has the first ‘older’ buildings we have seen since our departure from Amsterdam. We enjoy strolling along the harbor and coastline, exploring the town in the tropical heat. Yesterday the temperature came close to 40 degrees centigrade. We decided to visit Perth Zoo in the tropical heat and experienced the Down Under tour along eerie Salt Water Crocodiles, cool penguins, sinister poisonous snakes, enthusiastic wallabees, lazy kangaroos, and sluggish koala bears. We like Fremantle and enjoy the delicious coffee and cakes which are served on every street corner. Also, it was nice to see an old classmate and his girlfriend – Job & Yvette – who came over for dinner. They confirmed our observations: Western Australia is great!