Saturday, January 24, 2009

Come into our house

Hello, Nice talking to you again. I thought that while we were waiting to renew our trip, scheduled for mid February, that I would show you around the bus. I hope you will enjoy the tour. Welcome come on in. The kettles on.

Our Lounge it contains a sofa bed and two single lounges it also has flip out tables between the two chairs.

The kitchen and dining room tops are made of granite and the woodwork is South African Ash.

Our bedroom-Bill thinks by having single beds I won't pinch his blankets but I still can.Our wardrobes are on the LH side and our linen cupboard on the right.

The view from our bedroom. Next to the linen press is a vanity and in the middle is our full sized shower on the left and our toilet is on the right. In front of that is our Fridge, stove and pull out pantry. Besides this we have enormous storage underneath, for a BBQ, water tanks, washing machine, office files and you name it. Talk again soon Jan

Monday, January 19, 2009

Crabs and Oysters a true seafood delight

Cooked crabs

Life never ceases to amaze me, you can travel the world and all around Australia but you can be astounded with what is available in your own back yard. A true culinary delight. We had a gourmet feast of seafood. These crabs and oysters were caught on the weekend literally at our back door in the lovely ocean. They were very nice to eat as well. The oysters were huge you can see how big by the size of the battery photographed with them.

Raw Oysters still in shell

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rottnest Island

Lots of boats visit the Island.

Hello everyone, well I feel a bit sheepish because I haven’t written before this but life has been trickling on. We had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year spent with lots of family. Our house is back to normal now very quiet. The family had a most enjoyable time, fishing and crabbing, kayaking and snorkelling. Etc. One of our most memorable times was spent on a day trip to Rottnest Island. (Originally named “Rats nest" after the native animals called quokkas which look a bit like large rats)

Some of the Ferry Boats

Rottnest is situated about a 30 minute ferry trip across the water from Fremantle. It is a beautiful island. We spent the day enjoying the water (The family swam and snorkelled in the ocean), we also ventured into the local bakery for lunch, which is well known for their delicious pastries. Bill and myself relaxed in the Dome Cafe for a much enjoyed coffee break while the youngsters enjoyed exploring the island and snorkelling.

What's This? A Beached Whale?

Talk again soon Jan