I got off to a rough start on my trip to Perth. After one night in my own bed and a busy day at the office I went to the airport to catch an 8 pm flight to Perth. It was delayed due to weather and then at 11 pm cancelled entirely. So then after standing in the cab line for an hour, went back to my apt. for about 5 hrs. sleep and got up to catch an early flight to Perth. Luckily, that went well. Why do people think travelling for business is so glamorous??
Anyway, I spent 6 days in Western Australia. Perth is a lovely city…lots of old buildings mixed in with skyscrapers, built around a big, beautiful river, the Swann. People move slow and the wind is always blowing. I met lots of great people from the education field….from University of WA to a couple of private K12 schools.
Since I was there for the weekend, I rented a car and drove about 4 hours south to a very beautiful place: Margaret River. My gps got turned around and took me the “scenic” route…at one point I was on a one lane road! I got to see lots of sheep and cows. I am getting more used to driving on the left side of the road and I think I actually LIKE round-about’s. Margaret River is home to wine country. I have never seen so many vineyards…even in Napa Valley. I stayed at a “resort” within walking distance of the beach. The beach was gorgeous, not as much sand as in Gold Coast, but great cliffs, covered in some kind of purple/blue bushes in bloom.
Back in Sydney now…taking it easy over the weekend. Enjoy the pics of W.A. here..