Sunday, September 16, 2012

South West

Storm at Cottesloe Beach

We headed to Western Australia for a holiday, expecting to warm up a little. On our first day, Canberra's weather was sunny and 21 degrees. In Perth it was feral, windy, stormy and 14 degrees.

Busselton Jetty

By the time we headed to the south west of the state, it had started warming up a little, we could see the blue sky, and the wind was less likely to blow us over like it was at Cottesloe Beach.

We walked along a long jetty at Busselton.

Busselton Jetty

We climbed a lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

And a couple of days later when we hit Yallingup, Margaret River and Gracetown, we had gorgeous blue skies and the prettiest, bluest ocean you ever did see.


Surfing at Margaret River

Surfing at Margaret River


We went to a couple of wineries but as we don't drink wine we admired the views instead (and then headed to the nearest brewery).

Black cockatoo at Hay Shed Hill winery


We got back to Perth in time for a 28 degree day and a typical Australian view.

Cottesloe Beach

And finally I got to see my first Western Australian sunset. It was surprisingly boring. Thank God for Photoshop.

Cottesloe Beach sunset

We had a wonderful holiday. The best parts were being away from home, the beer, the beaches and the wildflowers. I took 825 photos and about 400 of those were of wildflowers. The worst parts of our holiday were ... nope. Can't think of any. It was a bit of a shame to come back home, actually.


  1. It looks so, so beautiful. Glad there were no worst bits!

  2. The worst bit is coming home isn't it. Although I do love sleeping in my own bed with my own pillow, and having a shower in m own shower!

    Loooks like a lovely holiday! Maybe you can share some wildflower pics, if you can just pick a few out of the 400! It's a hard task, I know!

  3. That water looks stunning! I would love to go to Perth. I have heard good things about it.

  4. Gorgeous pictures. What a great vacation. Adding to my must visit list!

  5. My stomping ground. Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Oh I am so glad you had a wonderful trip.
    Yes ... those first few days were quite cold and stormy for sure.
    Glad you got to enjoy some of our good stuff too.
    Beautiful photos.

  7. Wow - how beautiful is our country! I'm pleased your holiday was enjoyable and that you got to enjoy some beautiful beaches, wildflowers and great Aussie beers. Thank you for sharing your photos.


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