Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rottnest Island and Fremantle, WA

 We took a day cruise over to Rottnest Island and enjoyed the sea views as well as the sunny weather.


 We saw some of the Island's Quokkas, which is like a small wallaby and native to the Island.
 We also took a tour of Fremantle Prison which has now been decommissioned as a prison.
 Many of the cells have been painted by the inmates but the tour guide told us that is was regarded as graffiti.
 Pretty fancy graffiti and it shows that people like to decorate their space to brighten their lives. The paintings were a huge improvement on the bare walls.
One of the cells was set up to show what conditions were like when the prison was first built in 1851. We can highly recommend the tour for its insight into our historical past.
Hugs, Jan Mac

4 comments:

Maria said...

I have been watching you travels around the South of our state and I think you have seen more it them me now....We plan a South West trip in October...
Are you coming through Dongara on your way up North or going home through Norseman???
Woul love to catch up if you are coming our way.....

Jan Mac said...

Hi Maria, sorry we won't be up your way this time. We are already home and planning another Simpson Desert trip soon.
Many thanks for your comments. I hope to get up your way next time.

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

Lovely photo,s Jan .very interesting.
were home from our holiday to Shrewsburry,Enland and had a lovely time
hugs Marijke

Cat said...

We are heading to Perth and Alice in October . . . I'm looking forward to seeing a part of Australia I've never seen AND crossing some bucket list items off