20.04.2011 - 30.04.2011 30 °C
We had nine days to spend in and around Perth where we had a few friends to catch up with. Our friends from Tain, Kate and Graham (aka Mooch), kindly invited us to stay at theirs where Kate's sister (Margaret), her husband (Neil) and their five year old twin daughters (Isla and Lucy) were also staying whilst on holiday. Luckily they live in a huge house in the south of Perth so there was enough space for everyone. We had a great time staying there, having bbqs, a few drinks occasionally and Isla and Lucy kept us all entertained whilst also being extremely well behaved.
We were planning a few days south of Perth but unfortunately we couldn't get a campervan hired for this. Most of our days were spent in and around Perth, with the nicest areas being Cottsloe, Freemantle and Kings Park. All areas of Perth that we saw were really nice though and we really liked the city as it wasn't too big. The weather was also fantastic and not humid like the east coast. Del also managed to get his first game of golf, as Mooch took him and Neil out at his course which is pretty good and has loads of kangaroos.
We managed to catch up with some other friends when there, mostly from Tain. We went up to see Cat Mackay, Shane and their wee boy, Dylan, who have lived in Perth for years now. Cat's sister, Fiona, and Ronnie were also over on holiday too. We also visited Dave Fraser and Anita who are currently in the same boat as us having quit their jobs and packed up to go travelling. They are staying with Grieg for a couple of months before heading up the west coast. Unfortunately Grieg is away on a big holiday so we never caught up with him, but we will see him in Tain once we return. We also met up with Carrie-Anne, one of Linda's friends from uni, and her boyfriend, Matt. They kindly showed us a few areas we had not seen yet before going to city beach, where Carrie-Anne plays beach volleyball, where we had a nice meal.
It was great to catch up with all our friends who now call Perth home and see their lifestyle over there, which they all seem to love. We also really liked Perth and enjoyed our time there so thanks again to Kate and Mooch for letting us stay.