Category Archives: Perth

Some of my favorite pics from the trip

I just received some pictures from one of Mark’s colleagues that were taken of the both of us on the trip.

J and M in-front of the Olympic Stadium in Sydney.

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J and M eating kangaroo meat.

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M and J at Ron’s house in Perth eating the most delicious Australian beef steak.


My favorite of Mark and I inside the Sydney Opera House (where photos were not suppose to be taken).

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We visited a dog cemetery.

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J and M walking in Sydney.

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A day trip to the Pinnacles Desert

The Pinnacles Desert, with its striking limestone pillars, is in Namburg National Park, in Western Australia. The Pinnacles are limestone formations. Emus and kangaroos are frequently seen here.

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Joan and tour guide Victor

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Kangaroo foot prints (look for 2 lines with dung in middle). Victor said they usually just come out at night.

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Victor holding some kangaroo dung. He says it has no smell, and I just took his word for that.

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Our good looking group!


Beautiful Beach on North West Australia

On one of our day trips we stopped at a beach on the north west side of Australia.

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the sand was great

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the water was looked amazing

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Bus driver Jen, and the bus we drove around in.

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the tiny wild orchids were beautiful

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Wave Rock in Western Australia

After spending 4 days in Sydney, we all boarded a plane for the four hour flight to  the city of  Perth on the west coast of Australia.

We spent 11 hours driving in a van one day to see this remarkable sight.


HYDEN, Western Australia

14 metres high, and 110m long, the face of Wave Rock appears ready to crash onto a pre-historic surf, now frozen in time.

Believed to have formed over 2700 million years ago, Wave Rock is part of the northern face of Hyden Rock.  The shape of the wave is formed by gradual erosion of the softer rock beneath the upper edge, over many centuries.

The colours of the Wave are caused by the rain washing chemical deposits (carbonates and iron hydroxide) down the face, forming vertical stripes of greys reds and yellows.

In addition to being an impressive tourist attraction, the rock has been converted in to a catchment for the town’s water supplies, with a foot-high concrete wall around the upper edge of Hyden Rock directing rainfall into a storage dam.

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This was an amazing sight to see and worth the long drive.

Meeting the Rellies!

My dad’s older brother moved his family with 2 children to Perth Australia way back in 1967 as he wanted a warmer climate, and that Canada did not have to offer. I was 10 years old at the time and my cousins were younger.  My cousin Carol and family made a trip to Canada back in 1994 when Mark and I were in the process of moving to Utah so we were unable to see them. So after 43 years I was able to reunite with Carol, meet her husband Chilly, and their 2 grown children Megan and Chris.

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Carol, Chilly, Joan in PerthChilly took us for a drive so we could see the lights of Perth.

It was so cool to hear them talk with all the Australian slang.   This is some of what I learned.

I loved meeting with my rellies (relatives) and learned that Carol works at Woolies (Woolworth’s) and says” No Worries” when people say Thanks.  She uses the sheila (woman’s) dunny (restroom) when needed.

We heard alot of G Day Mate, and fair dinkum (genuine, true).

We had a great time visiting, sharing stories, pictures and lots of laughs. Hopefully it won’t be quite as long between visits in the future.

Yummy Australian Food

Mark and I have enjoyed some delicious food while in Australia.

the works burger, with eggs, bacon, and beets….


meat pie with mashed potatoes and mashed peas on top


the potato pie was delicious



just had to try these, not as good as my cheese puffs


quite tasty!


Along with delicious seafood we quite enjoyed the food.