We have a little bit of catching up to do with our blog! After a week of teaching in Bunbury, we headed north again, this time for Mandurah and Fremantle.
We were all keen for some new scenery and we had heard a lot about Fremantle. We found a quiet little caravan park in Mandurah and set up there before heading off to explore the town. Clearly the beaches in this neck of the wood are not known for their surf breaks. Despite a stiff breeze, there was no surf and we simply splashed around on the edge before packing up and walking the town esplanade. A lovely afternoon.
The following day we made an early start for Fremantle. We were mightily impressed with this trendy spot…kinda like a Balmain by the beach. We spent the whole day on foot travelling between 2 maritime museums, the Old Freo Gaol
…and Little Creatures Brewery! What a day! We will be in high demand for any trivia nights that have a nautical theme.
Being able to touch the winged keel of Australia II was a real thrill at the WA Maritime Museum.
The day was topped off with a swim at Cottesloe Beach and an ice cream.
Before returning to Bunbury for another week of work, we had the morning checking out the Mandurah Markets on the foreshore. These were small but the kids had an awesome time going on a camel ride.
It was soon time to drive south again. Thankfully the hour long trip was broken up with one stop at Vineyard 28 where we purchased some yummy Italian style wine and another stop at the Old Coast Road Brewery for a beer, ice cream and cricket.
Sam – The camel ride was the best thing ever! My favourite thing about Fremantle was going to Little Creatures Brewery for lunch because I got to have a big pizza on my own. The best museum was the WA Maritime Museum because the models of the all of the boats were amazing. Plus we got to see the real Australia II and watch a movie about us winning the Amercia’s Cup.
Dylan – (too tired to write this time…)
Until next time…