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A very very hot day in Perth and Kings Park

the hottest day of the summer so far ...

sunny 39 °C

Well we had planned to head off to The Pinnacles today, but after seeing the weather forecast for the weekend (38 to 40 degrees) we decided it wouldn't be such a good idea. The Pinnacles are about three hours drive north of Perth and are basically in the middle of nowhere in desert. The fact that there isn't much else there and there would be absolutely no respite from the sun, we decided we'd head into Perth city instead.

Sarah, Jess and I had a bit of a wander around a few sights before meeting up with Will, grabbing some lunch then heading into Kings Park (a bit higher up and overlooking the city).

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It was incredibly hot so we took it real steady and drank litres of water along the way. Kings Park is really beautiful and full of a real diverse range of trees, plants, memorials and as it was Saturday ... a hell of alot of people getting married. Although wearing a big meringue dress in 38 degree blistering hot sunshine cannot have been very pleasant.

The views of the City from Kings Park are fabulous ....

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and there is a cool tree top walk overlooking the Swan River. We spent a few hours wandering before melting in the heat and heading back to Sarah and Will's for a most welcome cool off in the pool ... although it was hardly cool with the water being 33 degrees .. quite pleasant really.

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We all felt quite exhausted after the heat and had planned to go out for dinner but we decided to get Japanese takeaway instead and didn't move much farther than the shaded patio and the sofa!!!

Posted by suey 19:58 Archived in Australia Tagged tourist_sites

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