Christmas 2013 – Tern Island and Perth

The girls all wanted to go for a walk, so Henry stayed home with Jay and I drove the girls a few km down the road to Safety Bay so we could walk around Tern Island.

Fun fact, Tern Island isn’t actually an island.  Its a spit of sand thats well and truly connected to the land.  It encloses the a shallow lagoon that the kite surfers use as a wonderful freestyle kite playground.  I’ve posted a ton of pics of these guys here before.

Anyway, despite it not being an island, the tide was high and we had to wade out across the shallows to get on it.

Was such a lovely evening and great to have all the girls together for this.  Henry was busy with Minecraft on his new iPod so didn’t care!  It’s a tough choice when you’re 6!

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The next day was pretty much the last day we had before I had to fly back to England with Ella and Henry, so we went on the train together into Perth for Churros for lunch and then to the Western Australian Museum to see dinosaurs and meteorites.

Henry was interested by the different trains in Perth compared to England and stared out of the window the cars on the freeway as we got closer to the city.

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There was a beach set up in the city for Christmas, but it was so hot and bright that we elected to push on in search of chocolaty goodness rather than hang around too long in the sun.

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San Churros menu.  Oh yes.

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Outside the museum was an outdoor music area with all kinds of things to play on, bash and make music from – the kids would have probably been happy just to stay here to be honest!


One of the highlights is the collection of meteorites – these giant iron ones were begging to be sat on!

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And that was that – we headed back home, tired and happy, but a little sad that we had to fly back to England.  The kids don’t get to come here often due to the high cost of so many flights (2x returns for me and 1 each for them).  Will somebody hurry up and invent a teleport!!


Next up – a mix of all kinds of stuff!

3 Comments on “Christmas 2013 – Tern Island and Perth

  1. Pingback: My place in time – Post 19 – A photo from the coast. | Blackcurrant Photography

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