On the Waterfront 2

During our visit to Elizabeth Quay on the weekend, we also stopped to admire the Duyfken (Dutch for Little Dove)- a replica of the Dutch ship captained by Willem Janszoon, which visited Australia in 1606. The first recorded chart of the Australian coastline was made during that journey.

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On the Waterfront

We went for a walk around the Elizabeth Quay development, on the Swan River in Perth, on the weekend. From the pedestrian footbridge (below), there were great views across the quay to the city centre.

And we also caught a glimpse of the Arcadia Spider below, looking like something from a science fiction movie. The amazing entertainment machine is made from recycled military and industrial hardware, including parts from helicopters, jet engines and logging equipment.

Crook Neck

We were walking past Mabel Talbot Lake in the Perth suburb of Jolimont recently, and noticed this Egret hunting in the shallows. It was so engrossed in waiting for a snack to swim past that it completely ignored us.

As well as being snowy white, these birds have an impressively crooked neck – rather like a coat hanger.

General Meeting

On the weekend we went along to the biennial GM Owners Day in the Perth suburb of Bassendean.

As usual, there were heaps of great classic cars to admire (or “drool over” in car club jargon). Many were Australian Holdens, but there was a good turn out of American classics as well.

Over the next few days we’ll show you a few that especially caught our attention.