Sunday, 10 July 2011

Winter and the delights of Busselton

In the last week Jessica has been over to visit for a relaxing holiday, I think it was relaxing for her but unfortunately the winter weather had arrived and the thermometer was struggling to stay at least at Sydney's temperature. I remember a friend of mine who lives in Perth now but was from Queensland making a comment that she doesn't like Perth weather as it's to cold, and I'm starting to realise that there's some truth in what she's saying. Winter is the wet season and so it is wet or cloud and cold, for example today is overcast with some drizzle rain and the temperature has reached a top of 14 degree's.

It was fantastic to have Jessica come to visit as I was able to enjoy her company, cook lovely hearty winter meals and be a tourist again.

One of our day trips was down to Busselton which is located about 230km south of Perth.
Busselton is famous for the jetty that's 1.8km in length and is classified as the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. This jetty has been replaced/renovated several times with the last only being completed early this year. At the end of the jetty is an underwater observatory that you may or may not find interesting.

On reflection I'm not sure whether it's worth a day trip from Perth as it's a long way and little else to do there in winter but I would certainly visit if I was heading down to Margaret River or elsewhere down south.

On our way out to the end of the jetty

Looking back half way out

Some of the old jetty

The Underwater Observatory

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