Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 8 - Broome to Rottnest Island

The morning began with a flurry as we packed up and cleaned up our quarters of the house before departure from Broome. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place.

We called at the Visitors Centre and picked up a Travellers Census pack because Denny's property had not received any forms to be filled out.

Our flight to Perth took two and a half hours and we were seated adjacent to Kevin Rhodes and his partner Evelyn Ferris. We were able to catch up on a lot their news and view the pictures of their holiday in the Kimberley.

Glenys' anxiety about the connection between the airport and arriving at the Ferry Terminal in Fremantle in time for the last ferry crossing this day to Rottnest was appeased with a very easy taxi journey and time for a latte before boarding.

We arrived in the late afternoon the sun still warm and the waters around the island beautiful blue.  The island seems to have a huge array of old world charm including accommodation and public buildings. There are no cars lots of bikes and quokkas walking around the paths. We had time for some shopping at the supermarket, a pre dinner drink and nibbles, then off to the pub for fish and chips before closing time (7pm!). We look forward to riding our hire bikes around the 24 km circuit  of the island tomorrow.

Looking back to Perth from Rottnest Is.

The jetty Rottnest Island

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