Well today is my last day in Perth and mainly Western Oz, as, as off tomorrow i shall be travelling south then onwards East over the Nullabor Plain towards Adelaide and east Coast! woo can't wait! Just really looking forward to starting the new tour and meeting new people. All my friends i have made from previous ones are long gone from Perth so been kinda quiet the last few days.
That is why i booked my trip to Magaret River though. Left early Tues 21st for the 5 hour trip down by bus. Arrived mid afternoon. To this quaint, wee town with only one main street, a river and some amazing surfing beaches! Sadly for me, my hostel was central in town, which is what i wanted but the public transport to beach is none...so unless you drive the 15ks to beach is pretty far to walk. So i didn't get to go.
First day i just got my bearings round Mag river town, met some people in the hostel too. Met one Oz girl in my room, Circe, from NSW. She was lovely and we got on pretty well so went out for dinner that night, best Pizza i have had in ages!
On the Wednesday i had booked myself onto a wine tasting tour. It was good fun but possibily a bad idea!! It lasted all day...so from 11am till 5pm i went to 5 wineries and a brewery! I was lucky that it was a small group of 12 and apart from the 6 Swedish folk, the rest of us got on really well. They stuck to thereselves. There was an oz girl Nicky, oz coulple mags and tim and 3 from england. So we all had a really good day, attempting to learn how to taste wine and better our tasting pallets.
The wineries where lovely, really nice. Beautiful locations, beautiful buildings and best of all beautiful wine! :) At the end of the day, the 6 of us decided to get our guide to drop us off at the pub in town, we went there for more drinks and some dinner. We were all there till around 10pm then i decided i should most definately head back to my hostel!! To say the least i was little worse for wear!
I was due to get the bus at 3pm on Thursday to Perth, but Nicky was driving from Mag River to Perth on Thursday, and leaving 9am, so she offered me lift home if i had no plans for the day, i didn't as it's quite a remote place, i was just going to do touristy shopping...which i managed drunk after wine tour...even got free keyring thrown in! haha! So was up early on Thursday mornign to meet Nicky for our drive back to Perth. So that was nice as it was much cosier in car, and nice to have a friend for the journey back, rather than the five hour bus that stops everywhere!!
Nicky is in Sdyney so im going to meet her when i get there. Cecie is from Melbourne so meetin her when i get there too.
Yesterday was Cecie flying out day, she wasn't going till night time so we managed to get to spend the whole day hanging out in Perth. Sadly the weather was bad, thunder lighting, torrential rain!! So we ended up in about 4 different pubs all day! Was good day.
So managed to get some more photos up, getting there slowly but surely. Not sure how much net connections i'll get over this next tour but will keep you posted if i do!
Will keep trying to get the pics up!