Mar 8, 2010

I made it.... Sunny Perth, Australia.....

Welcome to Perth…



So after 33 hours travelling I arrived in Perth Australia. I’d slept most of the way …the New York – Dubai portion aided by narcotics and Dubai – Perth portion just because I’m lucky and it was the best way of ignoring the stinky man in the seat in front of me… covering myself in spray every time I woke up helped too…!


1.30am and I’m picking up my car from Hertz (what a nice young man… gave me a 4 car upgrade for nothing ;-) ) and I was on the road up to North Perth, Scarborough to stay at the beach for a night and a half…


The hotel was probably very plush once, now looking a little worn, but as they say location is everything and you can’t beat being smack on the beach. I couldn’t see the sea when I arrived, but I could breathe the sea air and it was good….


With all that sleep only managed another few hours and I was up at 7.30 walking along the beach path. I thought the beach would be all mine so early, but there were loads of people and just confirms my opinion of Perthites being a fit bunch.. if they weren’t running or cycling they were taking an early morning surf (with the sharks!...no thanks!)… I did manage to get my feet wet, but that was about it.


My room on the 15th floor had great beach views and those of the pool, which is where I spent a few hours after breakfast… until I realized that I was catching too much sun and had to get back inside…didn’t want to lobsterfy myself on the 1st day… there were plenty of other English there doing that!

Watch out for snakes...

View one way

View other way!

More snake warnings (gulp!)

Surf school... I was tempeted for about 10 seconds...
Some young men running along beach...

View of the pool from my room

View down beach from my room

Some blonde bird who got into my room...


No jet lag yet…


It’s now 12.13 am and I’ve moved States to Adelaide… I only spent one working day in Perth and then hot footed it to the airport…


Adelaide so far…


Hmmm…Pro’s ….looks nice and clean, taxi driver was really friendly, airport was clean, hotel (Grand Cheifly) is wonderful inside, bed is super comfy and I’m loving my big flat screen… well worth the money..


Cons.. last flight in and they park the bloody plane at the farthest gate..my poor feet.. taxi queue was 40mins long, it’s cooler than Perth ..oh and it’s raining…


I have two days here…I’ll try and get some pictures tomorrow when it’s light!

4 comments:

kiwi in france said...

Wow!! It looks so lovely. I've never been to Perth but my brother lives there and I doubt he'll ever come home. I will hopefully be living there next year to take advantage of the mining industry... and the lovely beaches and warm weather!

Watch out the sun, its a lot stronger than people think. We could always pick out the tourists back home because they underestimated the strength of the sun.

Enjoy the rest of your trip in Australia.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Wowsers! The views you showed are proper ace. It look amazing! But please bear in mind that your Australia trip is quite selfish..... it has put paid to my England-dodging winter holiday.... I should be in Florida now.... relaxing by your pool! Dammit! xx
P.S. Hope the rest of the travels go well me dear!

Marty Duane said...

Oh my goodness.

I'm mad.

At you.

For being there.

While I freeze my cohones off.

In stupid Iowa.

Please forgive me.

It's not you.

It's my sucky life.

:D

K.J. Timothy said...

This all looks soo amazing! Thanks for the photos...and your humor, too.

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