By mid May we reached our destination, Perth! Very pleased to have accomplished such a journey – from one end of Australia to the other! Here are some highlights of our time in Perth when we first arrived.
A friendly man takes a picture of us at King’s Park, shortly after arriving in Perth
‘Kangaroos in the City’ at St George’s Terrace
Water Labyrinth at Forrest Place
The Swan Bells near Barrack St Jetty
Outside the Old Shanghai in Northbridge
Visiting the Perth Mint – Australia’s oldest operating mint
Having a walk around Government House Gardens
The iconic ‘blue boat shed’ near Crawley
King Neptune sculpture at Atlantis Marine Park, the abandoned theme park in Two Rocks, near Yanchep
Nervous about walking down the crumbling old staircase!
Checking out the public viewing platform at Perth Airport
We took a day trip to Lesmurdie Falls in the Perth Hills
The foot of the falls
Cycling along the Swan River near the old brewery
The Round House in Fremantle
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
London Court shopping precinct in the CBD
Getting a picture of us both with our new tripod!
Sun setting over the Swan River at McCallum Park
We stopped at the wharf in Murray Bridge on the way to Adelaide for a couple of snaps
The banks of the Murray River
Old steam train
We visited the state capital of Brisbane and got to see some of the main sights
Getting the City ferry across the river into Brisbane
A bit of sightseeing
South Bank Parklands
We spent a few days in the atmospheric and delightful town of Hội An, on the scenic banks of the Thu Bon river
Hoi An Beach
Fujian Assembly Hall
We took a short boat trip down the river, just in time to watch the beautiful sunset
Luang Prabang kept us busy for a number of days, visiting the temples of the ancient town and amazing waterfalls nearby
Breakfast by the river in Luang Prabang
Golden City Temple
Viewpoint from the top of Mount Phousi
Kaung Si Falls
Tad Sae Waterfall
Watching the elephants
We enjoyed sightseeing in the French inspired city of Vientiane, the capital of Laos
Catching glimpse of the Mekong River after crossing the border into Laos
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Saket
Patuxai, known as Victory Gate, the city’s Arc de Triomphe replica
Overlooking Lane Xang Avenue from the top of the monument
Watching the sun go down over the Mekong
Capturing the nice sunset
We stopped off in the province of Nong Khai in north-east Thailand, near the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, before crossing the border
Mountain biking at Tweed Valley and Peebles in the Scottish Borders in August 2013
By the River Tweed at Innerleithen – say hello to our dog Jack!
Viewpoint at Glentress
Ready for some fun at Glentress biking trails
Heading off on our bikes
Up towards the Buzzard’s Nest car park
About to hit the wall ride!
Overlooking Peebles and the River Tweed at the end of a great day!
Neidpath Castle just behind the trees
A little seaside getaway to St Andrews in June 2013. We stopped off at a couple of other popular tourist spots on the way home.
Sightseeing in the historical Old Town – first stop, the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrew’s Castle
Found a little man selling ice-cream on the beach!
St Andrews town in the distance
Who knew that horses liked ice-cream?!
Looking out across the Old Course watching the golfers
We stopped off in Crail on the way home
Fourth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry
Decided to stay for a drink
Forth Road Bridge behind us
We visited Fort William in June 2013 for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, then did a light bit of exploring of the surrounding area on the way home.
We started off the day with a BBQ at Bridge of Orchy
The River Orchy
Watching the mens’ downhill finals of the Mountain Bike World Cup at the Nevis Range in Fort William
Time to explore the area – we stopped by the River Coe
Decided to hire a boat!
Getting wedged between some rocks!
Enjoying our time on the water
Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe
Watching the deer in the fields
Quick visit to the Falls of Falloch
Final stop at Loch Lomond near Inveruglas