Cottesloe

Cottesloe (2016)
Cottesloe (2016)

This is the final image from this story (for now).

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Cottesloe

Dunes on the Move

The Aboriginal Lands Trust description of this cannot be bettered: “At this unique geographical spot, a mini-desert of towering sand dunes meets a sheer line of 90m limestone cliffs. In the sheltered waters of the bay below, Southern Right whales congregate en masse to give birth to calves.”

The Head of Bight visitor centre has great views of all three of these. Here looking towards the Illccumba sand dunes on the horizon, they are apparently on the move and fast, changing shape with the seasons.

Dunes on the Move (2016)
Dunes on the Move (2016)

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Dunes on the Move

Ceduna Sunset

Ceduna, South Australia gave us a lucky break, after calling in at Streaky Bay to be told there was no room at the caravan park or at the next stop, Smokey Bay, we were advised to move on to Ceduna. We chose the Foreshore Caravan Park and managed to snag the final spot in this great little park for our overnight stop.

As I write this blog (which for this trip is not strictly in chronological order) I type Ceduna Pier into Google and I get a million results of images like my own; I start to compare. But then I stop and think this was the only one taken at this spot at this time, so it is unique.

It was interesting to compare the iPhone picture (with Snapseed editing) that I took and posted to Instagram at the time and this DSLR picture (with Lightroom editing) for which  I have had time to consider my edit choices. I wonder which one others would prefer.

Ceduna Sunset (2016)
Ceduna Sunset (2016)

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Ceduna Sunset

Fremantle World Heritage

Fremantle Prison, built by convict labour between 1851 and 1859, remained open until 1991. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, there are a number of tours available to view the site, including a night torchlight tour. Several of the former prison buildings have been repurposed since its closure.

Fremantle Youth Hostel (YHA) is housed in the former women’s prison, and you can stay in a cell for a reasonable price! Although we opted for a newly built ensuite room.

Fremantle World Heritage (2016)
Fremantle World Heritage (2016)

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Fremantle World Heritage

Fremantle Fishermen

There is a sculpture in Fremantle, WA Australia dedicated to the fishermen of the region. There are two bronze figures and a jetty with twelve columns containing 608 names, the pioneers of fishing in the west. This is the work of Greg James & John Tarry, unveiled in 2005.

Here is a part of the scene, interpreted to include the current fishing fleet: Fishermen, then and now.

fremantle fisherman
Fremantle Fishermen (2016)
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Fremantle Fishermen