We Grew Here, You Flew Here

Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
Trip End Aug 28, 2011

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Fremantle Village Caravan Park

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Leaving Rockingham our plan was to go to Fremantle, although we hadn't anticipated ending up in the TransPerth car park at Mandurah where there were hundreds of cars belonging to people commuting to Perth. Thank God Ray was able to find a way out as he had visions of having to unhook the van and turn it with the jockey wheel to get out.
We booked into the Fremantle Village Caravan Park. The bus stop was at the gate of the park so onto the bus and off we went to the discover Fremantle. We boarded the Fremantle Cat, a "step on, step off" tourist bus taking in all the main tourist attractions. We spent the afternoon visiting Fremantle's working port, visiting the Maritime Museum's Shipwreck Galleries as well as spending time at the fishing boat harbour.
At one of the stops the bus was very crowded and within the crowd were about a dozen or so of our Indigenous friends. Have to say they provided some entertainment on the trip, they were not under the influence or behaving badly but very funny.  As they all filed off the bus one of them called out " see ya you English mob, remember We Grew Here, You flew Here".
When we returned to the cararvan park we were happy to see our new friends from Warrnambool, Julie and Jim had set up camp near us. We met for "cocktail hour" and had a great time exchanging experiences from our trip so far. Julie and Jim has just completed a 500+ km bike ride from Manjimup taking in Margaret River, Pemberton area.
We went to Perth for the day on the train and did the Perth Cat bus trip, again taking in the sights. I must say we were glad to get out of the rat race and back to South Fremantle where we spent the rest of the time just taking it easy, going to the Fremantle Market and generally having a relaxing time.
Tomorrow we head further north up the west coast. Unfortunately Julie and Jim are heading across to Kalgoorlie so no more "cocktail sessions" but hopefully we will catch up some time when we get home.
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