Saturday, January 28, 2017


After Christmas, Aussies head for the beach.  We went to Mandurah, less than an hour's drive down south. In the old days, this was as far as most Perth people ever travelled to their beach shack or caravan park.  Then they started going to Bali.  Now it's coming back into favour and becoming quite smart.

My sister C and brother-in-law P were visiting from England.  Together with C and E, we rented adjoining apartments at Seashells in Dolphin Cove. Seashells is right on the beachfront, so you can step out for an early morning swim in the calm and shallow waters of the bay.  Just perfect for anyone (like me) who is scared of big waves!

C and E getting in holiday mood by the pool at Crown Metropole before we left Perth

E in Mandurah, showing off her trendy new hat and sunnies

Waiting for our boat to arrive for a canal trip

Boat arriving

Enjoying an ice cream after a delicious dinner at Silk Thai Restaurant 

Penguin painting in the foyer of Seashells


  1. Margaret are you planning a camino trip this year. We are mulling over the Norte at the moment.

    1. Sorry to say no Camino for me this year! Next week I go into hospital for a hip replacement, and I'm not sure how long the rehabilitation process will take.

      If and when I can walk again, I'm thinking of the route between Leon and Oviedo. Also the Coast to Coast in Northern England.