Perth is a great place even if
the remotest city in the world and even greater when you get to
stay with the family I meet while travelling last time.
Jacquie and Garry’s guest house
may be a converted garage, but it sure is a palace with great
comforts you wouldn’t normally get while on the road
travelling. There actual house is even more amazing especially
after all the recent work been done to it. Just how we would
love a house to be decorated inside. It looked like something
straight out of Home & Gardens magazine! Time to have some
downtime and to feel at home for a while.
Apart from good food, great
wine and conversation with the Jacquie, Gary and John, they
showed us around various neighbouring Perth suburbs which looked
great places to live and all by the sea. I think we both
decided that we could definitely spend some more time here for
We did another wine tasting
trip, this time to the Swan Valley which had you cruising down
the Swan River, and part on a coach to various wineries and a
great chocolate factory with tasty free chocolate buttons to
sample… hhhmm! Some great wines were also sampled. :o)
Even though Perth was seeing an
unseasoned blast of wet weather we managed to get in a good
couple of runs around a park and by the sea, plus we went on a
trip to Fremantle and the jail. The jail started by housing
convicts sent over from the UK all those years ago and it only
shut in 1991 with still very primitive conditions. Still had
the hanging noose for the really bad boys on show which Rachel
found very creepy!
Being our last stop in Oz
before the Far East we sent a box load of kit back to the UK
with guide books and fleecy things hopefully not needed in the
warmth of the next continent.
Thanks again, Garry, Jacqui and
John (Shame you weren’t around Nell). We’d love to return the
favour when you come over to England one day!