18.01.2012 37 °C
We had a relaxed morning doing a few chores.
We rode into the city, intending to explore Perth city. Parking was a nightmare and it was very hot. We finally found a spot for motorcycles and walked into the mall. There are 2 malls that run parallel to each other. We walked up one and down the other. We ordered coffee but they must have misunderstood me and we ended up with soy lattes...
We returned to the bikes and made our way to the pier where the parking situation was even worse. We were going on a 4 hour cruise and the longest you could park anywhere was 2 hrs. In the end we parked the bikes on the footpath where we thought they would be out of the way.
The cruise was very good. We had a buffet lunch and a bottle of wine as we cruised up the Swan River. We were sharing a table with another couple who were visiting Perth from Scotland. We spent about an hour and a half going up the river, having all the main sights along the river pointed out.
The Swan River
We watched a bird dive bombing for fish and were amazed at its speed and strike rate. The cruise stopped at the Waters' Edge Estate winery where we had a tasting.
Waters Edge Estate winery
Dessert was served on the return trip and the crew entertained us. It was nice to sit back and let someone else do the 'driving'.
We had great views of the city as we returned.
Perth city from the Swan River
We were disappointed and annoyed on our return to find that we both had parking tickets, marring an otherwise fantastic day.