AWOWA: A Week of WA #408:54:00
We ended our holiday with four days chilling out in Fremantle and staying with my sister and her fiancé James. Our activities included but were not exclusive to a walk and stroll in the hood, Fremantle City itself. We went to the beach a couple of times, I saw Josh Byrne's house from Gardening Australia (from the road, but I saw it), we visited the Shipwreck Museum and we had a lovely dinner with all the troops at Little Creatures Brewery by the sea. We also headed into Perth for a look at Kings Park and to see where my sister works at Sci-Tech. Fun, fun and more fun. What brilliant weather it was too. Warm and Sunny.
I think if I were to live in WA, Fremantle would be my pick. I love the 'old' feel to the place and all the historical buildings and houses. I loved the main drag and the cafes, there were some really funky retail shops including my favourite The Corner Store, and there was the market and of course the beaches. If I wasn't in my pregnant state, Id say I even loved the pub scene too. Once again I didn't get as snap happy as the beginning of the holiday but geez i loved taking pictures of that crystal clear water of the sea.
The Shipwreck Museum was only a gold coin donation to have a look at and it was a treasure (literally) of things to see. There were many stories and artifacts exhibited about the various and some famous shipwrecks along the WA coastline including the famous Batavia which crashed in 1629. How they salvaged the actual side of that ship and much of its contents is rather quite mesmerising and really interesting to learn about. That's Hugh trying on the Pirate hats in the 'kids learning' section of the museum. RRRRRRR!!!
My sister Cecilia is a bit of a science nut and when she moved over to WA a few years back she scored a great job at Scitech in Perth. This is an educational facility that aims to engage and excite its visitors on all things science. We were given a free pass to go and it was good to finally see what she has been talking about for so long. The kids were a bit young to understand most of the exhibitions, but it didn't stop them having a go. I thought it was okay, but being a teacher it felt like I was on a school excursion and I was over it pretty quickly. Cam the Engineer on the other hand was like a kid in a lolly shop. The best thing I saw there was a bee hive set up where they had bees coming in and out of the hive up and down long plastic tubes from right outside the museum.
Kings Park is also too a great spot with spectacular views of the city. We had lunch at one of the lovely cafes here where mums with bubs in little mums group soiree's sipped away on bottles of Moet at lunch. I know!?? Then we went for a play at one of the huge playgrounds and then it all went sour just when we wanted to go and check out the views of the city. Hugh had had enough of the tourist thing so we only got to drive past at a very slow pace. It was still good though.
It was also very tempting to go to Subiaco for Round 2 of the AFL as the Bulldogs were playing Westcoast. This idea was quickly thrown out the window after my brother indicated from experience that the crowds in WA are very one-eyed with supporting their beloved Eagles and not so welcoming of the opposition so we listened on the radio instead and we ended up losing anyway. Oh well!!
As I mentioned before our very last venture was to finish our trip with a family dinner at Little Creatures Brewery. This is a huge place, with a great big sandpit full of toys and where they served up delicious pizzas, seafood and of course beer. Happy Days! The pic below is of Edie enjoying the sights and the playground at Kings Park. Ill have a few instagram pics which includes a couple at Little Creatures to finish our week in WA tomorrow.
Have you been to Fremantle. Didn't you just love it?
What else is there to see that we should do and see next time? Oh to be a next time!
Thanks for visiting today