Matilda Bay


On the Swan River there is a natural bay, Matilda Bay which is believed to have been named after Matilda, the wife of John Septimus Roe. He was, in the 1800s, the first Surveyor-General of Western Australia and was, for a number of years, a member of Western Australia’s legislative and executive councils. Whats so interesting about Matilda Bay you may… Continue reading Matilda Bay

Kings Park


Many years ago, nearly 30 I think. During my first ever visit to Perth, in actual fact my first trip to Australia, my daughter took us up to Kings Park. At that time, as I recall there wasn’t much in the way of commercialism. Just a small kiosk where you could get a drink and… Continue reading Kings Park

Mugging at Local Beauty Spot


After our visit to Cohunu we drove out to Serpentine Dam, or more precisely The Cafe On The Dam for lunch. We have visited before, the food is very good and the location good too. Well away from the hustle and bustle of city suburbia and where you can see the local wildlife. During the… Continue reading Mugging at Local Beauty Spot

Cohunu Koala Park


Earlier today we spent a delightful couple of hours at Cohunu Koala Park. The park is located near the town of Byford, just 40 minutes drive away from the city of Perth in Western Australia. According to their own website …. Come and make friends with some of the unique Australian fauna living in the… Continue reading Cohunu Koala Park