9. Day 7: Perth
|Kings Park Sunrise|
Kings park was also quite peaceful, with just a few early morning walkers. I spent a while there waiting for the sun to come up, while the sky was gradually changing colour. At the same time, there was a full moon starting to sink in the western sky. This picture shows the view shortly before the sun appeared over the horizon. While there I noticed the small specks of aeroplanes taking off from the airport, and thought that that's where I'd be in a few hours.
In contrast to the deserted city earlier, Cottesloe Beach was now alive with activity at that hour with a multitude of joggers and rowers enhancing their fitness. Walking south from the Cottesloe pavillion, there is this structure which seems to be a sundial, which I remembered from my previous trip. This photo is looking toward the south, with the Fremantle docks visible. Last time I was here there was a roaring wind blowing, but on that morning it was quite tranquil.
The car had to be returned by 8am, so I drove back to the city and returned it. After that it was a short wait until I was off to the airport for the final trip home. That flight marked the conclusion to the Western Australia 2001 trip, and yet one more travel experience.