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a different west coast

USA | Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Views [570]

After more than a year of silence on this journal, I figured I should probably give it some closure. I now reside in San Francisco with Seb. Check out the bits and pieces of our California life here: sfbitsandpieces.blogspot.com .

Tags: adventure, australia, bits and pieces, california, perth, san francisco, travel, united states, west coast

from one winter to another...

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [666]

My time here is almost up, sadly, but Mother Nature, knowing I don't get a summer this year as I'm leaving Perth at the end of the winter and going back to the US during the fall, has blessed me with a few days of beautiful sunshine for my last weekend ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cottesloe, perth, swan river, western australia

a southern spring

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | Views [1359]

It's not quite warm in Perth, but spring has sprung for the wildflowers and the newborn birdlife. The sun has poked through a few times in the past couple weeks, bringing with it gorgeous pink wildflowers in King's Park and adorable ducklings and swan ... Read more >

Tags: kings park, perth, spring, western australia, wildflowers

winter mini-break

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [640]

Mother Nature was very kind to us this past weekend with glorious spring-like weather. After a lot of rain and storms, it was a welcome distraction, so Seb and I took advantage with a little winter mini-break. We headed north about 1.5 hours to the tiny ... Read more >

Tags: lancelin, mindarie, perth, swan river, swan valley

a bird's life

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [2007]

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways I amuse myself these days is by observing the various species of bird and duck that live around my local watering hole--Lake Monger. My favorites are the cockatoos. While the black swans and the dozen ... Read more >

Tags: birds, cockatoos, lake monger, perth, western australia

paradise found

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | Views [609]

Just when I've started to take being in Oz for granted, I have one of those weekends where I'm slapped in the face and woken back up. This past Monday was Labour Day in Western Australia, so I took advantage of the holiday weekend by tagging along with ... Read more >

Tags: indian ocean, marjorie bay, perth, rottnest island, western australia

bird's eye view

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Views [974] | Comments [1]

There is a French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand , who takes these amazing ariel shots all across the planet. He has had an exhibit of thousands of photos, Earth From Above , since 2000 that has traveled around the world. I walked through it many ... Read more >

Tags: perth, photography, western australia, yann arthus-bertrand

long weekend down south

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [593]

Seb and I spent last weekend with some friends about three hours south of Perth in Western Australia's wine country - Margaret River. Luckily, Seb has a friend with a holiday house there, so we had some very nice accommodation. A very peaceful setting ... Read more >

Tags: kangaroos, margaret river, perth, western australia, wine country

penguin island

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Views [1857]

Today we finally made it to Penguin Island, where I've been trying to go for a few weeks now. The largest colony of Little (or Fairy) Penguins in Australia live here. Unfortunately they are nocturnal animals, and they spent all day hiding in burrows ... Read more >

Tags: fairy little penguins, penguin island, perth, western australia

lions and penguins and birds, oh my

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Views [3947]

This week's Sunday outing took us to the Perth Zoo - a smallish but very nice animal park with lots of palm trees and animals from mostly the southern hemisphere...South America, Africa and Australia. My favorites: the Little penguins, of course; the ... Read more >

Tags: animals, perth, western australia, zoo

cottesloe beach

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [2442]

Perth has lots of beaches within its city limits, but Cottesloe Beach is probably the most picturesque. The water is a beautiful clear turquoise. The sand is light and soft. And it's the home of the Indiana Tea House, which is a gorgeous piece of architecture ... Read more >

Tags: beach, perth, western australia

king's park

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [2978]

I have been to lots of big city parks, and I must say Perth's biggest park is quite a beauty. Views of the Swan River and the downtown skyline can be enjoyed while picnicking, reading and relaxing. There's plenty of open green space to hang out and ... Read more >

Tags: kings park, parks, perth, walking, western australia

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