Perth surprises us. We’re expecting some Australian outback on the western coast. Instead, a clean city with gleaming buildings rises along the Swan River.
Cafes, shops, and restaurants line the streets. The old architecture blends with the new as blue skies and sunshine dominate the weather.
Many walking and biking paths surround waterways, as do numerous apartments and condos.
Buildings grow before our eyes. Perth is booming.
Take a boat tour on the Swan River to where it meets the Indian Ocean at a major port in in the town of Fremantle.
A hangout for artists, writers, students, and tourists. Some nice beaches and cafes can be found here as well.
Many mansions vie for space along this part of the river, some priced upwards to 70 million dollars. Jeepers. Not what we expected at all.
Each mansion owner seems to own a sailboat.
Perth marks the spot where I part ways with my two lovely travel companions. As Mare and her sister Pat head out to explore the real Australian outback, I head Northeast to play around the Great Barrier Reef. Lifetime dreams coming true. Happy trails and love all around! Thank you Abundant Universe. Ron Mitchell