I enjoyed the cricket setup very much, especially because as right-handers we both had to play offside shots. Our cricket spot at home has the house hard up on the offside, and you can only score by hitting straight or hoiking legside across the line.
Elf planned our days out very well. While the tempertaures were low, about 27°-30°, we got through some of the “walking around outside” attractions, such as Perth Zoo. We caught the bus into the city, then walked about 4 or 5 blocks to the river, where we caught a ferry over to South perth where the giraffes, parrots and lizards were waiting. Our all-day bus ticket covered the ferry too. The zoo is a just a short walk from the jetty on the other side.
We thought it was a great zoo - and it catered for visitors well with lots of shade and water fountains. Highlights were the elephant, orangutans, the massive reticulated python and the nocturnal house.
|On the ferry - emu outside, Michael inside.|
|Cassowary with lethal claws apparent. It does not like being called “bonehead’.|
|Does this need a caption? Not really.|
|Some kind of mutant leopard-horse.|
|These guys are not of sufficient rarity or zoological interest to have in the zoo. |
Yet they too would like free food. It’s a bit of a dilemma. It’s hard to tell but they
are on the roof of the enclosure, about 10 metres up in the air.
|On the way back we decided to have look at Perth Bells, |
the spiky building in the centre.
It was time for it’s daily wnding and the boys were invited to help out.
|Perth city from up in the spire. This re-developing area on the left is Elizabeth Pier, or “Betty’s Jetty”|