What got me thinking about this was a UK Telegraph article on Perth over the weekend, and a PR email I got sent advertising free flights to Perth for North Americans who booked return flights to the east coast of Australia. I'm not sure if it just means more people are interested in coming here, or we're desperately trying to persuade them, but I'd certainly encourage you to come and check us out!
|View over Swan River from Kings Park|
The city of Perth straddles the Swan River, a broad serpentine waterway travelled by ferries, sailing catamarans, rowing sculls and pods of dolphins.The writer, Cameron Wilson, didn't mention that there are sometimes sharks in the river too - but anyway, I'm going to refer to the Swan as a "broad serpentine waterway" from now on. He then popped down to Busselton, one of my favourite parts of the south-west of Western Australia:
Fish congregate in their hundreds around the jetty’s underwater observatory, where colourful sponges, corals and giant barnacles cling to the pylons as the waters of Geographe Bay swirl around the creaking timbers.Makes me want to head down there again!
|The "creaking timbers" of Busselton's jetty|