3 days passes very quickly when you’re in learning mode. Thanks to my new work mates who have shown me the ropes and all the admin that they do to keep the system running smoothly, it’s a little different to what I’m used to but I’m sure once the real work starts that I’ll get used to doing it all.
Today was a day to sit back and enjoy some of the local sights, so after a bit of a sleep in (still haven’t mastered the time difference) I ventured out to check out Cottesloe Beach, no real destination in mind just a chance to check out the sunshine and fresh air, A wander along the beach and quite an amount of time watching the yachts as they glided gracefully across the water, they seemed to sail for miles as they disappeared along the horizon. My thoughts drifting to where they were sailing to, miles offshore with not a care in the world. My attention then was drawn to the old surf lifesaving club with its beautiful sand stone brickwork, I’m sure there is more than one story of a life saved hidden within the walls. The surfers were battling the waves as they tried to master the swell and rolling waves. It was totally relaxing and a great chance to people watch.
Stop two on my day was the little blue boatshed at Crowley. Once again watching a few tourists take some photos and a chance to do my own photos, the symmetry and simpleness of a little blue shed that seemed to hover over the water, a chance to sit and meditate and listen to the water gently lapping at the shore.
The destination for the day was Kings park, checking out the war memorial and then a wander for hours in the park, the beautiful native gardens with views over Perth. Lots of walking uphill and down dale watching the children run and play in the park, crazy joggers pushing themselves to the limited and some of our senior citizens admiring the beauty of the flowers. My exercise complete just as the rain set in. An amazing day of exploring and enjoying my own company and now it’s time to pack the bags again and head further North to the warmth and even greater adventures.