Surf and Turf
Trip Start Mar 01, 2009
30Trip End May 28, 2009
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My last night in Africa was fun. We went for dinner on the Waterfront which was really good, Calamari followed by Steak...washed down with a good bottle of wine. I was keen to visit Mama Africa's on Long Street as it has a great vibe and good music. We weren't disappointed. The band were mainly using Wooden Xylophones and drums, they were amazing. I couldn't help myself and ended up joining in with the bongo drums. I think I may have been squeezing them too tightly as I ended up with bruises on my thighs?!
On both flights I met really nice people, the flight from Jo'burg to Perth was 9.5 hours and the time went quite quickly
Arriving in Perth to find my luggage hadn't arrived wasn't the best of starts, but thankfully they have an efficient process to deal with it and I heard today that it should be couriered overnight and arrive tomorrow sometime. I hope they find us as we are quite remote and rural.
I got picked up from the airport and was whisked off to the Zoo, as the kids don't get to go to the city very often. I was a little jet lagged....and got to see the African Savannah! (Lions, Giraffe, White Rhino, Meercats amongst others). That just about finished me off and I fell asleep under a tree and they collected me when they were ready. As I only had the clothes I was wearing we had to go shopping, I am now in possession of an array of sufie gear; Rip Curl, Roxy, Rusty and Billabong....at least I look like a local. We stayed at an apartment at Scarborough Beach, which is really nice...although I spent quite a lot of time sleeping :-)
I'm staying in the Camper Trailer at Louises, which is quite cool
Today has been a good day. It's been really hot again (as it's autumn now). Lou is retraining as a teacher, so I've been helping her with her assignment and presentation. It's all about bullying. Fact: More primary school children in Oz die through suicide than by car accidents. Scary.
I've learnt the way to the beach which is about a 10 minute drive away. It's white sand and crystal blue. We've been twice once to walk the dog and then to go Boogie boarding. I think that's more my style than surfing...just like being a big kid. Although my bikini wasn't designed for the surf as I discovered....I soon put my shorts and a rashie (sun shirt) back on! :-0
I'm meeting up with my neighbours in Busselton in a couple of days which will be cool, as they are visiting relatives and am borrowing a neighbours car to get there...people are so nice here and it's so laid back.