Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Perth Day 1 - 3 December 2014

We finally arrived in Perth in the early hours of 5.10am today. Weather was perfect, though a little chilly at 12 degrees.  David kindly offered to pick us up at the airport despite the crazy timing, which was really nice of him!  It was a nice 30 minutes ride to his home in Atwell on a Wednesday morning. 

Uncle Jerry showed us round to his beautiful garden, which had strawberries, mulberries, apples, grapes and herbs growing which we were utterly impressed!  There was also a bunch of cute parrots which came by to feed on the food prepared for them.  It's so great to be close to nature, smelling the fragrance of flowers in the summer breeze and hearing the chirping of birds in the wild. This to me, is a sanctuary and paradise in its own way.

As we were all suffering from fatigue due to lack of sleep on the plane, we decided to keep today's itinerary a relaxed one.  David and Uncle Jerry brought us on a sightseeing tour to Fremantle, where we visited the nostalgic victorian-style buildings, Fremantle Prison and beautiful Bathers Beach. Last but not least, we tucked into what Fremantle is renowned for - fish & chips at Sweetlips!  True to its fame, the fish & chips was so yummy, the batter was done in just the right way and this has to be one of the best I've ever tried!  We should be back to Fremantle this weekend for the markets at E-shed, and I also hope to visit some vintage shops I've read about. 

Guess I need to have an early rest tonight to catch up on sleep, so we can have the energy to check out more places tomorrow!

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