We recently walked the Baldwin’s Bluff trail at Serpentine National Park, south of Perth. It’s only 6km there and back, but moderately hard going, with steepish up and down grades covered in small loose rocks.
There are impressive views from the top (above), with Serpentine Falls in the distance. We had a picnic lunch nearby, where there was this balancing walker’s cairn. The tiny rock on top is ours!
We stopped to admire this 1960s vintage caravan at the Falcon GT Nationals in Perth on the weekend. It’s part of a rig that used to be driven to country race meets – Ford truck with a Falcon dragster on the tray, and towing the Caravelle for mobile accommodation.
We find it hard to ignore a display of classic muscle cars, so on Saturday we went along to Claremont Show Grounds to see the display of Ford Falcon GTs – part of the program for the GT Nationals, held in Perth this weekend.
Lots of heavy metal, bright paint, glittering chrome and big V8 engines!
We were in Perth’s port city of Fremantle on Saturday, and stopped to enjoy some of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival which finishes today.
Market Street (aka the Cappuccino Strip) was closed to traffic, so the cafes and bars spilled out across the road. We said hi to Neemoo, one of the buskers. He isn’t an Earthling like us, and assured us that he comes from a planet many lightyears away!
Not surprisingly, Easter scenes are often depicted in the stained glass windows of churches. We saw these ones in St Pancras church in London – the crucifixion above and resurrection below.
Today is the anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson‘s great “Dictionary of the English Language” (aka Johnson’s Dictionary) on 15 April 1755. It remained the dictionary for the next 150 years.
We visited Johnson’s House during our visit to London six months ago. It is a nicely restored 18th century townhouse full of period furniture, Johnson memorabilia and books – including Johnson’s Dictionary of course.
Last month we featured this Australasian Grebe with eggs in the nest, amusingly located in the ornamental lake in Perth’s Subiaco Common surrounded by houses. Today the eggs and the nest have disappeared. In their place you will find a group of little grebelets (or should that be grebelings?).
They have striped faces and keep their parents busy, diving to find waterweed for their young chicks to eat.