6. Day 4: Perth Again
|Perth From Kings Park|
There was also a wildflower festival on in the park but it wasn't open at the time I was there. It also looked like you needed to be a bit more of a flower connoisseur than what I am in order to appreciate it. To, there was little more than what I'd already seen in the wild. Even though the weather was miserable, I had a look around the park, and climbed the observation tower. Apart from the rain and cloud, there wasn't a lot to observe though.
At the end of High Street, where this photo was taken, there is the Round House built on the top of a small hill. This is apparently the oldest building still standing in Fremantle, and was the original prison. It was as a whaling station in the 19th century.
|Kwinana Ship Loader|
Heading South, I came across this bright blue ship loader in Kwinana. It was really quite a striking sight. By this time, the wet weather was starting to clear, and the blue sky and sun appearing. That was good to see, because coastal scenery tends to look nicer in the sun, and there weren't the rugged cliffs of Kalbarri to make it an atmospheric thing.
Dogs were permitted on the beach at that spot, so while I was there at the park having lunch, there were a number of people coming and going with their dogs.
This picture is from the beach at Rockingham. This area of Rockingham struck me as being a rather nice place. It was sort of the quiet-yet-busy seaside village. Being peaceful and sunny was a pleasant change from the recent wind and rain as well.
It was here that I ran out of film, and procured more in a shopping expedition at the local shopping centre. As it turns out, I should have bought more, but I wasn't to know that at the time. I was also looking for some sort of brush to clean the dirt out from inside the doors of the car, but didn't see anything suitable.
After the trip to the shopping centre, it was then back out into the sun, and onto the road to see the sights.
|Rockingham from Cape Peron|
This picture is a panaroma made up from three separate photos. I didn't want to spend a lot of time with it, so with a bit of care you can see the effects of the joins. For those interested, I warped the photos to approximate a cylindrical projection. The full-size image is most likely wider than your monitor, so you would have to scroll to see it all.
This was taken from Cape Peron, just out of Rockingham. It is looking inland, with Kwinana on the far left, then Rockingham and the ocean southward off to the right. It was quite a nice view from that spot, the sun on clear peacful water was a pleasant change.
Heading south from here, I came to Mandurah. This is a similar town to Rockinham in many ways, but get the nice feeling I did out of Rockingham. That might have been partly caused by an increase in cloud cover at that time.
Continuing South, this picture was from the road out to Preston Beach, in Yalgorup National Park. I was more impressed with the desolate air to this bit of coastal dune area than anything else, but this picture ended up quite striking. I found that there were a lot more roads in the South than the North, and it wasn't possible in the time to explore all the places I might have liked to have tried.
After checking-in I went out to buy some milk, and the went up to the nearby lookout to see the sunset. There was a lookout tower built near the lighthouse, and this picture was taken from there over the town of Bunbury.
With that end to the day, it was then time to get some sleep for the next excursion to the South.