Perth Part 2
Trip Start Oct 14, 2007
92Trip End Jul 25, 2008
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After our tour of Rottnest island, we decided to get the heart pumping and signed up for a torchlight tour of Fremantle Prison which closed in 1991 and became a tourist spot. Fremantle is a coastal town about 45 mins from Perth and has a beautiful harbour
Literally 5 minutes into the tour, a woman freaked out and decided she couldn't go on and turned back to wait outside. Lucky she did because at that point in one of the pitch black cell blocks the tour guides played a prank on the whole group. He was informing us of the suicides that happened in the prison and explained the reason for installing a mesh wire between the ground floor and top floors and asked us to look up. Out of the darkness was thrown a dummy in the shape of a human corpse and everyone starting screaming. Nick was looking somewhere else at the time and missed the whole thing (typical!) and I was too scared to even scream!
This set the tone of the tour I think
The tour continued with actors jumping out of cells to act out certain parts of prison history. No real ghosts though. I have had a close look at my pictures too but I don't think there was any supernatural activity in them. It was a fun night and the enthusiasm of the guides really lightened the mood and made it enjoyable.
I have finally met all of the Moir clan, meeting Nick's cousins Cassie, Laura and Lewis and had a night in the casino at the nearby complex betting a big budget of $50 all on red on the roulette tables (we are big spenders!) only for it to come up on 0! I suppose it serves us right...
To finish off our final days in Perth, we took a day cruise up the river in Phil's boat with Laura and Lewis and the views of the city were incredible. We saw a dolphin swimming at the front of the boat but they are just too fast to get a picture of them and you end up with a picture of the water.
A big thank you goes to Mandy and Phil for letting us stay and spoiling us rotten. I think we have eaten enough lush food to live off for the next month and we have had a really good time. Unfortunately it's back to soups and super noodles. So we leave Mandy and Phil (and Winnie) and look forward to a hectic 24 hours, landing in Melbourne for the Grand Prix at 5:00am and leaving to be back at the airport the next day by 5:00am to fly to New Zealand! Back on the road again leaving normalcy behind, we board a night flight to Melbourne. I bid you farewell and goodnight.