We arrived in Perth early on Thursday morning, picked up our rental car and headed south towards Fremantle, where we would catch the ferry to head to Rottnest Island. We had some time to kill before our ferry left, so we were able to spend some time walking around downtown "Freo", as it is commonly referred to by Australians. It seemed to have a laid back vibe (though that is what Western Australia is known for) and some really cool, eclectic shops.
|Found this gem at a Salvation Army (Salvos) store in Freo! Yes, it's a GW bobblehead.|
|Our "cabin" for the night, along with our rental bikes!|
|Fortunately we did not see any venomous snakes.|
|You can see the mainland in the background of this picture.|
|Do you see the sunken machinery sticking out of the ocean? At this point I noticed that we have a piece of sand stuck in our camera, so you will see the dark dot on the rest of our pictures from WA, unfortunately!|
|Our first quokka sighting! Quokkas look like small kangaroos/wallabies.|
|Quokkas are most definitely used to human interaction, though visitors are encouraged not to feed them.|
We spent the evening hours lying on the beach as the sun went down, then headed into "town" to pick up some food for dinner.
|Not a bad spot for a nap! A short walk from our cabin.|
|A standoff between a quokka and a peacock!|
|Quokkas are literally everywhere. Stores have to put these up to prevent quokkas from coming inside.|
|View of Perth CBD on our way back from Rotto|