Day 3 was a Saturday and the plan was to spend the day at Freemantle. We took the train there (about 30mins only).
Some photos -
Just look at the clear blue sky! The weather was lovely - although bright and sunny, it was pretty cold when the wind blew.
Gourmet Food and Spices Shop - Kakulas Sister
Located at the Cappuccino Strip. Plenty to see inside - loose spices, coffee, nuts, organic produce, biscuits etc etc
I love looking at baking stuff! But too expensive too buy after $$ conversion
We headed to the Freemantle Market after that -
Some of the Stalls in the Market
Well, after reading all the good reviews about Freemantle market, I was really looking forward to it. I imagined myself spending hours exploring interesting stuff and knick knacks from the different stalls. But somehow, nothing really caught my fancy. We were done in about an hour!
And I purposely planned my trip in such a way that we were in Freemantle on a Saturday since it was supposed to be the best day for the Freemantle market. *sigh*
After leaving the market, we spotted a big playground so we let Elyssa burned off some excess energy...
@ the huge Playground
Elyssa really ENJOYED the playground!! Weather was perfect too.
We originally wanted to eat fish & chips for lunch, but it was a nice day so we ended up eating our "back-up" packed lunch there.
Started to get a little hot
I like this photo! Looks like she's pondering the meaning of life while watching the sea :-)
Boats next to Kailis Fish Market Cafe
Kailis supposedly sells one of the best fish and chips. But we were still full from our packed lunch so we skipped it.
Had allocated a FULL day just for Freemantle, but we decided to head back early to Kings Park in Perth. We just didn't get enough of the park on the first day!
Photos @ Kings Park -
Elyssa and I
Old Boab Tree
Erhm...... just fooling around :-)
Run Girl, Run!
Elyssa relaxing with daddy
I just love this photo
Another photo of the park
I can just sit down and enjoy the scenery for hours. Heck, give me a good book, a picnic basket and a mat, and I can sit in the park the whole day!
Around 5+pm, we left the park to meet up with hubby's ex-colleague (who recently migrated to Perth together with the whole family) for dinner.
Passed by the Swan Bell Tower
We took a ferry from Barrack Street Jetty to South Perth
Could have taken the train, but we figured Elyssa would enjoy the ferry ride.
His ex-colleague cooked up a simple but yummy meal of bak kut teh, grilled chicken and stir fried leeks for us. Aaaah......felt so good!
Dinner conversation was mainly about migrating to Australia and they strongly suggested that we should consider. Better education system for the kids, better working environment, better quality of life, more stable political environment etc etc. Hmmm.......not now, but definitely food for thought!
They drove us back to the hotel after that. And showed us there WAS life after 6pm!!! (cos we earlier commented that the city was dead after dark)
Saturday Night Life
-- End of Day 3 --