On to Oz. Photo Album
Barry and Margaret Wilmshurst
Sun 8 Feb 2009 22:42
From England to Perth
Looking over Perth from Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens.
We spent Christmas with Sue and Ross from Y-Not and met their delightful family.
Sue and Ross's new property which is an unusual style for the area (a Queenslander). It suits them perfectly.
On a trip out to catch crayfish we were amused by this scarecrow, but he works as can be seen from the invasion on the next door boat.
Our catch of the day.
Just part of the bush, two "black boys" more correctly called grass trees stand proudly in the foreground.
Flora of the area; Western Australian Christmas Trees.
On to Melbourne
View of Melbourne from the South Bank.
Flinders Street Station is among Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks.
I felt this pavement artist deserved a photo.
We took a coach trip out to the Dandenong Mountains. The park is particularly well known for its spectacular Mountain Ash forests and fern gullies as well as for the birds.
1. A Crimson Rosella 2. A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 3. An Australian King Parrot
Not all tours go smoothly and ours had the complication of a tree falling across the road very shortly before our arrival. It added some excitement to the trip as well as several extra miles in the coach.