Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The City of Perth

Brought to an end our 18 day cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice. It was a beautiful ship to enjoy this part of the world.
We decided to take an excursion off the boat finally.  It was costly to take a taxi into the city from where the boat docked.  The excursion included a 3 hour tour plus drop off near our hotel in central Perth.
Perth is known as the most isolated city in the world.  But it is a very progressive, modern city with lots of skyscrapers.  
Some of the old buildings in Freemantel, where the boat docked.  The building below is the old jail.

Then we headed to Kings Park which overlooks downtown Perth.

We were so happy to getto our hotel , where they had laundry facility.  It isn't great to not do laundry for almost 3 weeks.  The boat didn't have self serve landry service. And it cost $45 to send a small bag to their laundry!!  Eeekkk........thankfully another passenger gave us a coupon for $20.  Could at least get our undies clean.
This young gal, Anna, it was such a pleasure to meet the up with her and go out to dinner with her.  10 years ago she and Caitlin worked at summer camp together.  Quite a few of the councilors would come here on Saturday afternoons and do their laundry, fill up the jacuzzi tub and just relax.  She is originally from England, but moved to Perth a few years ago.  So, when I knew I was going to perth I contacted her to see if we could meet up.  It was awesome to see her again.  


Lynette Jacobs said...

I love seeing your travel photos. What makes Perth the most isolated city...curious?

Lisa said...

Perth is so gorgeous!! I love your pictures!! And how fun you got to meet up with an old friend, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Susanne said...

Yes, one heck of a travel album - great snaps.