Suburban Wildlife 3

This is the ornamental lake at Subiaco Common in Perth’s western suburbs. It doesn’t look like a great place to find wildlife but there is more here than first meets the eye.

To start with, a pair of Black Swans took up residence in the lake during the spring and have stayed there ever since. We are waiting to see if they head north in autumn. Meanwhile they are frequently featured on our Instagram page – swanningaroundperth.


Hong Kong – Cool Cats

During our visit to Hong Kong earlier this month, we did the Lucky Cat Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. There were 12 cats, each dressed to represent one of the Chinese zodiac animals.

That’s the horse up top, the tiger above, and the dog (left) and rabbit below. The event has finished now. So if you missed it, you’re too late!

Hong Kong – Lamma Island 4

This is the fishing village of Sok Kwu Wan, where we ended our walk along the Lamma  Island Family Trail. We liked this colourful Chinese temple on the edge of town.

We also stopped to look at this cave beside the walking trail, near the village. It’s known as a Kamikaze Grotto, since the Japanese were planning to launch kamikaze boats from this and other nearby caves during World War 2.

Hong Kong- Lamma Island 3

We also went for a hike across Lamma Island during our recent visit to Hong Kong. The Lamma Island Family Trail goes from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan, along a paved and well signposted pathway.

Along the way there are stretches of woodland, and also views across the island and the surrounding sea. It all feels like you are a long way from the hustle and bustle of Kowloon