Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adventure on Rottnest Island

Today's adventure was a trip to Rottnest Island, known affectionately by the natives as "Rotto". Rotto is a small island off the coast of Western Australia that has been used as an aboriginal penal colony, a military base and a vacation getaway.

Check out the Perth horizon from the shore of Rotto.

Rotto's most famous residents are the quokkas, a furry little marsupial roughly the size of a rabbit.

When Rottnest Island was first discovered, 70% of it was covered in forest the majority of it being this type of tree.

Check out the wicked undergrowth the early explorers had to hack through to get anywhere!!!

A beautiful little bay on the far west end of the island.

A pod of about 20 dolphins cavorting in the surf.

Dinosaurs discovered on the way back to Fremantle.

Dinosaur lego blocks being offloaded from a cargo ship.

Perth's nighttime face, truly breathtaking.


TraceyTreasure said...

Wow! Those were some cool pics. I hope you're having enough fun for both of us! So far, everything I've seen is beautiful. Except the "Spray for Australia" sign. You and Protium looked good in that photo though! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Fiery said...

Thank you TraceyT! :) The weekend is shaping up to be spectacular!

Everything has had its own special type of spectacular on this trip, even Yanchep. lol

I'm in AUSTRALIA!!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

T&A said...

I love the skyline shot! Well done!

Kathy from said...

those were beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your trip pics!

Fiery said...

Kathy- a very warm welcome to my blog. And my sincere apologies for not having said so MUCH sooner than this. I have no excuse and can only say that adjusting to normal life after such an amazing experience has left me reeling and my head spinning. Hope to see you here again. :)