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

Look What They Did – Vandalism


Look what they did to the Bell Tower in Perth. Criminal, vandalism is what I say When the tower was first constructed it was surrounded by park land and fountains. Was visible from all directions and from along the shore line. This is what one travel blogger had to say ……. This is the hallmark… Continue reading Look What They Did – Vandalism

On The Water – Swan River Cruise


Today we drove into Perth, had lunch at the Lucky Shag, strolled around Elizabeth Quay and took a cruise down the river to Fremantle. The following are just some of the photo’s that I took during the cruise.

Up The Swanny


Out of the blue, a phone call from our grandson, and an offer of an evening trip up the Swan River, on Christmas Eve. Being our wedding anniversary, what better way to round off the day.¬†Few details were provided other than that we needed to be present at the East Street Jetty for around 19:00.… Continue reading Up The Swanny