Rottnest Express to Rottnest Island with Zeb and Eider Duck

We are on another ferry.   We love boats!   Today we are going to Rottnest Island near Perth, Western Australia.  Here is the ferry.

Ferry between Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island

Ferry between Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island

It is big.  We are on!

On the ferry. Let's go to Rottnest Island

On the ferry. Let’s go to Rottnest Island

Our ferry is sailing on the Swan River.   Leaving the dock at Perth, we travel under this bridge.   Cars and trains drive on this bridge above us.

Bridge over river for cars and trains

Bridge over Swan River for cars and trains

We are really moving now.

We are really moving now

We are really moving now

Along the river we see many people in kayaks.

So many kayaks

So many kayaks

That looks fun.  Hey humans.   Zeb and Eider want to know:   do all other humans have big boats?

So many yachts

So many yachts

We are seeing so many big yachts along this river.   We stop for more passengers in Fremantle.

Passengers board ferry at Fremantle

Passengers board ferry at Fremantle

There are no cars on Rottnest Island, so many humans ride bicycles.   We are bringing a lot of bikes on our ferry.

Our ferry brought all these bicycles

Our ferry brought all these bicycles

We are here.

Welcome to Rottnest Island

Welcome to Rottnest Island

The Colorado Traveling Ducks are on Rottnest Island near Perth, Western Australia.   First stop is the Visitor’s Center.

Visitor's Center

Visitor’s Center

There is lots of information at the Visitor’s Center.   Here we learn about a tourist bus that travels around the island.   We bought our tickets and we are going.   We can get off if we want and then get the next bus an hour later.   This island has beautiful white sandy beaches.

Beautiful white and beaches of Rottnest Island

Beautiful white and beaches of Rottnest Island

The water is beautiful shades of blue.   This is the Indian Ocean.

Shades of blue of the Indian Ocean

Shades of blue of the Indian Ocean

We just can say enough good things about this water.

Beautiful shades of blue

Beautiful shades of blue

These rough cliffs are a reminder of many shipwrecks near the island.

Treacherous cliffs resulted in many shipwrecks.

Treacherous cliffs resulted in many shipwrecks.

Some people got off our bus to tour and climb the lighthouse.

Lighthouse on Rottnest Island

Lighthouse on Rottnest Island

Although Rottnest Island has white sand beaches with beautiful clear water the interior of the island is wooded.

Wooded areas of the island

Wooded areas of the island

Other parts of the island are rather dry.

Desert parts of Rottnest Island

Desert parts of Rottnest Island

We like the diversity of Rottnest Island.   After our bus tour, we explore more of this island.   We will show you what we found next time.

Perth, Australia with Zeb and Eider Duck

We left the Indian Pacific Railway in Perth.   Perth is in Western Australia on the Indian Ocean.   Perth is a rather isolated city.    While Perth is the capital of Western Australia, it is closer to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia than it is to Canberra, the capital of Australia.   Traveling west from Perth, across the Indian Ocean, the first country is South Africa.   We really like the people and independent spirit of Perth.   We took the free city bus and walked around the city.   We are not sure what this signifies, but we liked the blue pattern.

Blue and interesting

Blue and interesting

Of course, the humans were very interested in Margaret River Chocolates.

Margaret River Chocolates. YUM!

Margaret River Chocolates. YUM!

Always a good choice!   Mom had to put this photo of the Salvation Army building in here.

We like the Salvation Army

We like the Salvation Army

It is one of her favorite charities in Denver.   We saw the fire station, but not the fire trucks?

Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station

This large venue, with the unusual architecture, caught our attention.

Eye catching architecture

Eye catching architecture

We walked through this city park.

Lake looks peaceful

Lake looks peaceful

We love the stream and the lake.

We love streams

We love streams

Of course, all great parks have plenty of green grass.

Pretty park

Pretty park

This Bell Tower near the docks, offers food and souvenirs.

Bell Tower near docks

Bell Tower near docks

We will be returning to the docks tomorrow.   Wow!   A boat trip.   The mural, or street art, is colorful.

Street mural in Perth

Street mural in Perth

We like old buildings, also, so Mercedes College was admired.

Mercedes College

Mercedes College

Perth has beautiful old cathedrals, like St. Mary’s Cathedral.  

St. Mary's Cathedral

Perth has wonderful pedestrian malls.   Hay Street andMurray Street are the two main pedestrian malls.   This green sculpture marks the beginning, or end, of a pedestrian street.

 

Pedestrian mall starts or ends here

Pedestrian mall starts or ends here

In addition to great shopping, we liked this statue on the mall.

Good statue

Good statue

This clock was also fun.

clock

clock

Every 15 minutes the clock would chime and the figures on the clock would move.    Perth is  great city.   We liked it a lot and we think you would like it also.