Last port of call - Perth
Trip Start Apr 02, 2009
123Trip End Sep 09, 2010
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Where I stayed
Post Mill B&B, Freemantle
But it did not bother us. We had got used to it and, anyway, we had come here to review the contents of our backpacks in preparation for our trip to China and south East Asia. We discarded clothing that we think we will not need and took on new stocks that we have been warned will be essential. I had to buy new trekking boots; the pair I bought in San Francisco were no longer of any use. Partly because they were never waterproof (despite the fact that they should have been) but mostly because I had worn out the soles which now had large areas that revealed the inner boot
As for Perth, we did try to walk around the sites of the city but, having stared at the Government and Supreme Court Buildings, we arrived at the Bell Tower where the rain belted down and put a stop to any further sightseeing. The Bell Tower was a fun place to try to sit out the rains, a Millennium Project, it houses 16 bells that were shipped over from the church at St Martin in the Fields, London. Now fully restored they dance to the time of the old turret clock from Ascot Racecourse. They are all housed in a very modern building shaped like the top of a pyramid just outside the Central Business District and overlooking the old harbor on Swann River.
As for Freemantle, it’s a small place
We are now mentally preparing for a month of Chinese cooking, green tea and beer. Debbie is lamenting her last bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and I have checked the Imodium tablets.