Rottnest Island

August 9, 2009 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

Our first full day in Perth was glorious; light wind, sun shining and driving around the city in circles. Luckily Carly’s navigation skills improved after the first day. We picked up our hire car at 8.30am and had extreme difficulty finding our way out of the city to Fremantle thanks to all those one way streets. Finally we were on our way, but just missed the 9.30 ferry to Rottnest Island. Not fazed we bought tickets for the 11.00 ferry and headed off to browse the market and then sit in the beautiful sunshine with a latte (skinny!!).

The ferry ride was extremely smooth. On disembarking we checked out the various lunch menus and settled for a great little cafe in the village, serving the most delicious soup and focaccias. This little quokka was enjoying his meal under my chair while I ate!!

quokkaAfter lunch it was off to the bike hire shed for our transportation to explore the island. Next time I would go the multi geared bike!!!

The scenery is superlative, the water is the most exquisite turquoise blue and the weather was sensational. Being a Friday and not school holidays, it was not overly busy, making for a wonderful 2 hours touring around the island.

bike ride rottnest

rottnest beach

While waiting for the ferry back to the mainland……

drinksWhat a life!!!

Read on for Day 2.

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