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Thursday 26 Nov 2009
Rottsnest Island, Australia

Thanksgiving Australia Style

First let us say we are truly thankful for each and every one of our family and friends - We hope your Thanksgiving Day will be spent with your loved ones sharing a good meal and plenty of laughter.

Since Australia does not celebrate Thanksgiving, Tony & I decided Rottsnest Island would be a good place to be so off we went for a day in the sun.

We took the ferry to Rottsnest Island and caught the bus that circles the island (Rottsnest is void of cars so your choice is bus or bicycle).  We brought our snorkel gear so we were ready to dive in !  It was sunny but the winds were blowing pretty hard so it was chilly to say the least.  Our 1st snorkeling spot was at Parker's Point.  The cove was nice and the snorkeling was OK.  We spent 1.5hrs there and then walked to the next cove about 1km around the bend, Salmon Bay, to catch the bus to Little Parakeet Bay.  Parakeet is on the other side of the island so more protected from the wind which made it a bit warmer [but not by much].  Tony braved the waters while I could only get in up to my waist before I bailed and got into dry clothing.

The waters were beautiful - crystal clear all shades of blue.


Happy Thanksgiving to all ~


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2 Comments for this Travel blog entry

LOLA Says:

26 November 2009

I am thankful today for many things but probably most thankful that I can share your vacation with you! Those black swans are amazing, the water - no words, miss you and love to both of you!

lola Says:

26 November 2009

Those bells - are you cutting and pasting info from their website El? you are the best tour guide a person could have! Step away from the bells - is that something I should say to you? or is that something you would be saying to me if I were there?

tonyandellie Replies:

27 November 2009

I'm not going to the websites but taking info from the brochures we're picking up.

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