Michelle and I arrived safely in Perth Wednesday night just before midnight! We picked up our car and set off for Abby’s house. We are visiting and spending the next few days with my friend who I met in New Zealand who is currently living in Perth! We had a few set backs with our GPS not working and things but did make it safely to Abby’s house! We were so excited to see her but Exhausted at the same time because it was 2am Perth time which made it 4am our time, needless to say we went right to bed!
The next morning was a great morning, we got up and Abby had to work so Michelle and I took the bikes for a nice ride down the beautiful coastline. There is a wonderful path that goes on forever! So we headed off towards the harbor about 6miles down the path. We stopped about half way at a juice bar called Yelo a local hang out for surfers and locals in the area. It was such a cute café; we sat out on the porch and watched people walk by and enjoyed our fruit smoothies.
Once we finished our drinks we were off on the path again past a few pretty beaches and along the coastline. We ended up at a big harbor at the end of the path. We spend the afternoon walking around the shops, looking at the boats, and enjoying our first day in Perth. We had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant called Hippos African grill they had a great ten-dollar lunch deal where you got a hamburger and chips and a drink! It was a great burger and a nice meal sitting next to the harbor. After lunch we were so full so we just walk around some more and had a nice bike ride back to Abby’s house.
After getting home to Abby’s house we changed because it was getting colder and headed into downtown. We walked around the city and then up to a place called Kings Park a big park on the outskirt of the city. The park was really pretty with some HUGE trees and statues. The sunset in the city was really pretty we found out why it was called the sunset coast!
Before leaving the city we stopped at a little café and got to sit outside and had milk shakes sitting outside enjoying our first beautiful night in the city.
After a great night in the city we headed back to the apartment for some dinner and relaxing, Michelle and I were very tired so we fell asleep very fast! Overall a fantastic first day on the west coast!
The next morning Michelle and I were up and were up and off in the rain. It sadly rained almost all day but we made the most of it. We hopped in the car and headed for a place called Margaret River about a three and a half hour drive from Perth. Margaret River is a big wine country along with lots of other stuff. Along the way we stopped at a cheese factory for some cheese tasting, a candy factory, and our favorite the ice cream factory to do some tasting! The ice cream was So good!!
Then carried on to a winery and nougat factory and did a little wine tasting and got to taste some honey nut nougat.
From the winery we went to a chocolate factory and a nut and cereal factory. I got some great tasting mussel (granola) very fresh! After those stops we made one more on the way out of town a t a liquor factory. It was interesting, I had no idea they even existed. Michelle did a small tasting I sat that one out because I was the driver, but she let me take a few sips just to try them. It was a great last stop before the drive home. We got home in time to have dinner with Abby hang out before heading to sleep. Despite the rain our day in Margaret River was great and all of our driving gave us time to hang out and chat some more, we never seem to run out of things to talk about. After the first few days we were glad we got the chance to come to Perth and were looking forward to some sunshine and another good day.