Friday, January 28, 2000

Rottsnest Island

27-Jan-00 thru 28-Jan-00

Rottsnest Island is a small island off the coast of Western Australia. It was first visited by Dutch Sailors who mistook a small marsupial for a rat and named it Rottsnest (Dutch for Rats Nest) because they believed it infested with rats!

The Rottsnest Express - the boat we took from Shed C in Fremantle to Rottsnest (a 30 minute ride)

A jellyfish from the docks whilst we await the ferry

SGK on the Ferry (She hates this photo - but look at that smile!)

The Kingstown Barracks YHA - Where we stayed in Rottsnest in a former Army post.

The Quokka - the marsupial that the Dutch Sailors mistook for a rat. Certainly looks like one, but it's really a small Wallaby (like a Kangaroo)

Little Salmon bay - We whiled away the afternoon snorkeling here on the worlds southernmost coral reef.

An Osprey - one of about 50 on the island. This ones nest has been in use for about 50 years!

Parakeet bay - we took a rest from the heat here whilst cycling around the island

Just a shot of the water from our bike ride

The view from the Settlements Tearoom (where we had lunch both days)

Perth from Rottsnest

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