Monday, April 11, 2011

Captial City Perth

Perth has over 1 million residents and is called the remotest capital city on earth.  Because it is so far away from other cities, in Australia and over the ocean.  Like, several thousand kilometres away!  But, residents make up for it with many, many events, festivals, parks, attractions, museums, wharfs, shopping, markets, beaches, cappacino strips, sports teams, food and wine.  There is so much to see and do that I am sure not all sights will be seen in our one year exchange.  The reason for our visit was to ride a camel and to pet a koala.  Both checked off our list by 3 pm Saturday.  Below are a few shots from Calammunda Camel Farm on the outskirts of the city.

I always knew that one day I would once again face burping camels.

Becky and her mom, Claire after their 1 hour ride.

Ships of desert transporting the Walkers into the bush.

Caversham Wildlife Park is a hands on zoo with scores of Australian mammals and reptiles, plus a farm show and plenty of animals to pet and feed.  We could of spent a few more hours inside the park.  We saw dingos and blue-tongue lizards, and a few more native wildlife to tick off our list.  The wombat is noctural, but one was still available for petting and picture taking.  What our boys will remember the most is that when it came to our turn, it started pooping and the handler said "Heys, guys free wombat souvenirs".  That was repeated all the way home and the next day and the next day.
Grandma Hughes came to visit us from Canada and got her wish to pet a kangaroo.

Thumbs up for the owl.

Jill is one fat wombat!  Souvenirs are below.

And Caleb's birthday wish... to pet a koala.

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