Wednesday, April 09, 2008

East to West and back again.

We had a wonderful two weeks in beautiful Perth, on the southwest coast of Australia.

The weather was delightfully warm and sunny with only a day and a half of rain.

We basically went over for a hockey tournament - watching, not - and the team in which Sara plays finished third, behind Western Australia and Queensland, and ahead of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Northern Territory.

During our match-free days we drove south to Bussellton, visited Araluen Botanic Gardens, saw 'Miss Saigon', took the ferry to Fremantle and back, visited Kings Park - once with friends whom I've been longing to meet for about a year - took lots of photos and generally roamed around and had a good time. We even went into the city to shop one day but I got sick of that even before the shops
I will post a few more photos over the next couple of weeks.

Virgin Blue Airlines at Sydney Airport

Flying into Perth

The reason for our trip - ACT team warming up before the match.

ACT playing NSW. That's Sara running towards No. 13.

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Barbara said...

That sounds great..your holiday! So we'll see then a lot of wonderful pictures of unknown places (and Botanic Gardens), I guess. Have a good time,

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Some times I wish I kept up with playing hockey... love Perth... very laid back city... take care

Kerri said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful holiday, Alice.
You were sorely missed and it's great to have you back.
I'm looking forward to lots of photos of the Araluen Botanic Gardens and other scenic places. It'll be fun to see a bit of WA, since I haven't been there.
Congratulations to Sara's team!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Welcome back, sounds like a lovely holiday.
Take care, Meow

Noella said...

What a delight it was too, meeting and spending several hours with you and Richard!

We're friends for life now, Alice...

...and soulmates in our love for DH!