All photos copyright Robert May
Written 13th March 2011
Absolutely amazing day out today on Rottnest Island, about 30 minutes from Fremantle on the coast. It is possible to stay on the island, but just a day trip for us since we had so many other things to see!
|Looking out towards Perth|
(can you spot it in the distance?)
There are so many beaches and bays on the island, and hardly any people on them all, despite the boat having been pretty full. We bought a bayseeker bus pass from the visitor centre for later on and set off walking (plenty of other people had hired bikes). We did a few km before realising we should get out of the sun for a while. There wasn’t much in the way of food and drink stops outside the main ferry stop/village centre, so we caught the bus a little further while we cooled off under their air conditioning and took in some more gorgeous beaches.
|Beautiful clear waters|
We decided to get off and have a walk a little further on, in fact when we got down to the beach we managed to get down to the clearest sea I’ve ever seen and it was beautifully cooling on the feet which were rather hot at that point and glad to be out of their sandals. We walked on the beach in the water for an hour or so and it was so amazing and perfect.
|Empty long sandy beaches|
After that, we hopped back on the bus, back to the main centre again and saw some of the native little furry Quokkas just hanging around. We had a bite to eat and a mojito each in the bar, while we looked out onto the gorgeous greeny blue water and waited for the ferry to take us back to Fremantle.
|Refreshments after a long day in the sunshine|
A perfectly relaxing and beautiful day, couldn’t have asked for anything better.