Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I am currently busy sorting out the thousands of photos and videos from our Perth trip last week. It will take me a while to do up a full Trip video. In the meantime, I have completed a Trip Summary Video. In the past few trips, I have been using the "Visa Commercial" theme for such video. This time round, it has to be the "Gangnam Style" which has swept the whole world by storm. Hope you will enjoy it! :-)
Posted by WWF at 7:17 AM
Our flight back to Singapore was very early (7:40am). We checked out at about 6:10am and both Jerlene and Javier were still sleeping. By the time we reached the airport, it was about 6:45am. We were late and had to rush through the custom and to the gate. Initially we were pretty worried because there was a long queue at the custom. When we reached the gate, we were able to board the plane directly.
After the bad experience Javier had during the flight to Perth, he kept saying he did not want to board the plane. During takeoff, he refused to sit by himself. As such, I had to ask for a child restraint for him to sit with me. When we were in the air, he slowly got comfortable and forgot about the bad experience.
It's nice to be back home. This marked the end of our holiday.
Posted by WWF at 7:04 AM
We will be driving back to Perth today. Initially we went to nearby Greenough town to find the famous leaning tree but could not find it. Along the way, we saw many haystacks in the field.
1) Feeding kangeroos
2) Playing sand on beaches
3) Playing in playgrounds
Except for the 1st activity, the other two can be done at most places. Haha......probably next trip I can save some $$ as we can just go nearby countries as long as there are playgrounds and beaches.......
Posted by WWF at 7:03 AM
After about 3 hours drive from Denham, we reached a historic town, Northampton. It is a quiet small town with several churches and an old railway that no longer in use.
From Northampton, it's another 2 hours drive before we reached Geraldton. We first went to lighthouse monument by St Georges Beach before going to town for our lunch.
We have visited many lighthouses in the past and one common observation is that it's always very windy in that area. In the below video, you can see that it's like a mini sand storm by the beach. In order not to have sand gets into our eyes, we can only face one direction, and moved like crabs....haha.....
We bought some food back to our room and rest for the day.
Posted by WWF at 7:01 AM
We woke up early today to start a long drive to Geraldton. After checking out from Oceanside Village, we went to a nearby super mart to stock our supply of dried food.
Posted by WWF at 7:00 AM
Monkey Mia is the turning point of our trip. What I meant is that Monkey Mia is the furthest we went for this trip. From today onward, we will be turning back and driving towards Perth city. As I had a long drive yesterday, I planned to stay around Shark Bay region today. From Monkey Mia, we drove to Denham, which is just 20 mins away. The moment we went on the highway, we saw a few little black dots on the road in a distance. As we got closer, we realized they were Emus crossing the road. Jerlene was so afraid that I will knock them down and kept asking to STOP!
Then we passed by Little Lagoon before reaching Denham.
After we checked in to our accommodation at Oceanside Village, we went to a nearby cafe for lunch. Across the road, Jerlene and Javier saw a playground. I know what they were thinking but told them that I will bring them there after we visit the Ocean Park.
As promised, I drove back to the playground and they had so much fun there.
Posted by WWF at 6:58 AM
The reason why I planned such a long drive from Perth to Monkey Mia for this trip was for the wild dolphin feeding that happened here in Monkey Mia every morning. As such, no matter how tired we are or how early we need to wake up, we cannot miss the highlight of our trip. By 7:30am, there was already a long stretch of people lining up along the shore, waiting for the wild dolphins to arrive.
Only a few lucky ones got selected to hand feed the dolphin. This is the first time we got so close to wild dolphins.
After the dolphin feeding session ended, Tracy, Jerlene and Javier were back to their shell picking exercise.
Posted by WWF at 6:57 AM