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A cruise along the Swan River from Perth to Freemantle

sunny 39 °C

Woke up to blazing hot sunshine again today ... oh it's a hard life!!!

Sarah and Will had to nip in to work so Jess and I hopped on the Oceanic Cruise ferry from the Swan Bell Tower in Perth and headed to Freo. The trip lasted about an hour, with fab views of the city from the river.


We cruised past Kings Park, where we had been the day before ... the next photo shows the Tree Top Walk ....


The cruise also takes you past 'millionaires row' where there are heaps of very large houses fronting the river, the most expensive being AUS$850,000,000. There were some gorgeous properties ... many of which are just housing the 'staff' for most of the year while their owners are living elsewhere ... what a waste eh?

The river was an absolute hive of activity .... it seemed that everyone who owned a yacht or a sailing boat was "out to play" on such a scorching hot Sunday ... (39 degrees). One thing I've noticed when comparing the weather to England ... it always seems to be fabulous at the weekend with the cloudy days confined to the week, whereas in England it will be glorious in the week and more often than not, miserable at the weekend. Funny that!

After cruising past the yacht club that hosted the America's Cup ...


we docked into Freo and headed into town to their equivalent of Camden Market (although on a far smaller scale). Loads of interesting stalls, so we perused for a while before meeting up with Sarah and Will and grabbed a 'Boost Juice' (Jess and I are addicted to them ... freshly juiced fruit and veg with added vitamin boosters .. they are scrummy).

After a bit more wandering we headed to the harbour to a restaurant that claims to do the best fish and chips in WA ... there are huge aquarium tanks with an array of interesting local fish to wonder at while you wait for your order .. which is served wrapped in paper from which you proceed to eat from ... no plates provided. I must admit it was pretty tasty and I've never eaten fish and chips in front of such a spectacular view of the ocean before.

Just around the corner was a Baskin & Robbins ... oh dear .... more calories ... but very hard to resist (although Will managed to) ... it was just too hard to decide what flavour to have .. so we settled on two different scoops each ... (you won't recognise me when I get home!)

Posted by suey 06:01 Archived in Australia Tagged cruises

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