• Day42

    It's our last day in Oz

    November 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Time for another move, so we pack up and take ourselves off for breakfast at Social on Cam. We both have poached eggs on sourdough toast and share bacon, mushrooms, a hash brown and steamed spinach.

    Susan, John and I head for the Ocean Beach Hotel in North Cottesloe to meet her mum, Gillian and other half, Peter, for coffee and cakes. Gillian was close friends with John's mum as a child so was keen to catch up on family news. A pleasant hour passed.

    Then the three of us wandered along the beautiful beach for a while before Susan took us on a brief tour of some of Perth's nicer residential areas. Definitely some rather fabulous places!

    Moving on, we parked up in South Perth to take the ferry across to Elizabeth Quay. This area was still being constructed four years ago so it was interesting to see the end result. It's a very open and calm place, without too many people but doubtless that will change soon as Perth is being developed for population growth. Lunch was beetroot hummous with toasted Turkish bread for Susan, whilst John and I both had wagyu beef burgers in green buns. The seagulls were loitering and pounced on my leftover half bun almost as I laid down my cutlery.

    Susan had to get back to collect Peter from school so John and I took our car up the coast road just to fill in the last couple of hours. The views were good although the Fremantle Doctor (wind) was blowing inland which made things a little chilly. We swung by Hillary's Harbour for a bit before turning round.

    Then showers, dinner and wine at Susan's before having to say goodbye and heading to the airport at 20.00, for our flight to Doha. It took an inordinately long time to buy fuel, find the right place to drop the hire car and get airside. So long, in fact, the gate was just opening as we got through. It seemed like they were calling everyone fairly quickly so we were hopeful of an early pushback. It was but only by 10 minutes.

    I'm not delighted to be in a long haul seat again with the in flight entertainment not working. It wasn't working in my seat from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur either...
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    Susan Kennerly

    Sounds like your timing at the airport was pretty tight! Felt quite despondent when you left...I will be over to UK ASAP!! I'll show you Scotland lol x