Trip Start Sep 23, 2012
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The ferry was very bumpy and all of us began to feel hot, clammy and in desperate need of a sick bag. Fortunately, we all hung on and made it to solid ground with breakfast still in tack. Emmy commented "Why did you have to book us on THIS cruise?" I was thinking the same thing!
Rottnest Island is basically a license to print money
We had a settling coffee and caught the bus for a trip around the island. We stopped at one of the last beaches called Geordie Bay because it was pretty protected from the wind. However, the wind changed direction and managed to blow sand into absolutely everything. Some of the best snorkelling locations were blown out.
We finally caught sight of some quokkas and they looked like over sized rats. Rottnest Island was named from the translation of rat's nest and you can see why the early visitors were mistaken. However, they were kind of cute and very comfortable with humans.
We went back to a beach near the jetty that was out of the wind and relaxed by swimming and snorkelling.
The return passage back to the mainland was much better (the travel calm helped) and a meal of fish and chips finished off the day. One interesting observation from tea was that you had to buy your fish and chips in package deals (e.g. One piece of Spanish Mackerel and chips $15.00) Imagine trying to introduce that in Geelong.