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Entries from October 2008

Wednesday, 13 October 2008 – Jet-boating in Freo

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wednesday, 13 October 2008 – Jet-boating in Freo

Rob’s last day so we were feeling a bit flat – could not make up our minds on what to do. So we headed to Freo – when in doubt beer and fish & chips is not a bad option. After lunch, on impulse, we went for a jet boat trip. It was a beautiful […]

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Tuesday, 14 October 2008 – Whale watching in Perth

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 – Whale watching in Perth

Perth is on the humpback highway – the humpback whales return from their winters in warmer climes to their breeding grounds in the southern ocean. They basically follow the west coast south till they reach Rottnest Island and then turn right and head south. Very impressive – we are told! Yep we did the whale […]

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Polenta

October 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In South Africa maize meal is a staple and usually cooked as a white porridge. For a braaivleis (barbeque) it is cooked until it is dry and crumbly (styve pap) and served with a tomato gravy and borewors (farmers sausage) – traditionally barbequed in coil (i.e. the kind used to to keep ropes neat and tidy). […]

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Friday, 10 October 2008, His and Her Barbeques

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Friday, 10 October 2008, His and Her Barbeques

For $8.40 we buy a family rider – this entitles us (2 adults and I dunno how many children) to travel on any Transperth bus or train for the whole day. And you can get pretty much anywhere by train and bus. Normally spending a day on trains and busses is my worst nightmare – […]

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Thursday, 9 October, 2009 Swan Valley Vineyards

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thursday, 9 October, 2009 Swan Valley Vineyards

The Swan Valley is a small wine growing region and so we did the tour. Rob (less than diplomatically) wears clothes emblazoned with New Zealand logo’s and at every opportunity admits to being a beer man – then argues that New Zealand wine is better in every respect. It was an interesting day – we […]

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008, Lay Day

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wednesday, 8 October 2008, Lay Day

Yep, a lay day.  We walked the dog (thank God we did not kill her – these greyhounds are really only good over short distances arn’t they?). Found (I know it was on your map Ross, but  we’ll still claim credit) this deli – had an amazing selection of ports and some food. Got anticchi […]

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008, Wave Rock

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wednesday, 8 October 2008, Wave Rock

Yesterday we did a bus trip to see Wave Rock (www.waverock.com.au).  This is an impressive granite rock formation about 350k, inland from Perth. We climbed to the top of the rock – amazing views, although Rob and I are both amazed at how flat the country is. Trip was mainly through wheat and canola farming […]

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Monday, 6 October, 2008 Shopping in Perth

October 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We had not decided on what to do today so I suggested we go into Perth to book on some tours and see the da Vinci machines that are on tour here (sub text – I have been in a new city for days and have not yet gone shopping). Rob took this hook line […]

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Monday 6 October, Train Roulette in Perth

October 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Rules are simple – go to closest station, get on first train that arrives and stay on it till end of the line or something along the way attracts your attention. Best played in a city like Singapore but we are in Perth so ended up in Mandurah. We bought a family rider and for […]

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Sunday 5 October, Getting lost in Perth

October 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sunday 5 October, Getting lost in Perth

After mowing lawns (me – I like mowing lawns and if I could make as much money as I do being an accountant I would switch careers) and vacuuming (Rob) we decided we’d have Skippy on the barbeque for dinner. Only one teeny, tiny problem, Ross and Mark’s barbeque does not work.  Rob had made […]

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