Sunday, September 16, 2012
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.
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.
We climbed a lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste.
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.
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).
We got back to Perth in time for a 28 degree day and a typical Australian view.
And finally I got to see my first Western Australian sunset. It was surprisingly boring. Thank God for Photoshop.
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.