On the Ghost Trail


It is the WA Day long weekend here in Western Australia, and entry into national parks is free. So yesterday we went for a 12km walk along the Ghost House Walk Trail at Yanchep, about 50km north of Perth.

The so-called ghost house is actually the ruins of an old weekender holiday house (below). We never encountered any ghosts, but maybe if you were there at night …



Come into my Parlour


We stopped to admire this impressive Golden Orb Weaver Spider near the Swan River in Perth recently. The big arachnid was happily eating a bee.

But what really surprised us was those two small bumps on the spider’s abdomen. They were two small flies – and have presumably never heard the children’s poem “The Spider and the Fly”.


On Broadway

Broadway LA 1

A few weeks back we went for a walk along Broadway – not the one in New York, but its namesake in Los Angeles.

Broadway LA 2

Like the one in NY, Broadway LA is lined with interesting architecture. We especially liked all the old theatres, which had plenty of amazing decorative detail to look at.

Broadway LA 3