I wanted to investigate the Bell Tower at the Quay, but I can think of better ways to spend $17 than go up into the Bell Tower for what are probably mediocre views. I would guess that the pealing bells are a recording but you can visit when proper bell ringers are at work. These love locks can be bought inside the tower for about $35. Some had usurped the high charge by bringing their own locks.
It's an interesting design and can be see from afar but will probably be swamped by the apartment towers being built.
I don't know if ever Western Australian school child had their name inscribed here but there were a lot of names. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the where they were inscribed.
The Lucky Shag.......some of you will think of a bird on a rock with a fish in its mouth but many of you will think of something else. You are appalling.
Heavily pruned trees.
Actually, I doubt they will ever grow.
We are waiting for the 302 bus at the Elizabeth Quay bus terminal. Bus terminals are always such grim places, even with a little colour. We are travelling to Zone 2 again and without a stored value card, you pay the driver.
It is now very rare in Melbourne to see annual flowering plants in public gardens. Yes, buses have cursed advertising on their windows in Perth too.
I see the sea. We are at the famous Cottesloe Beach. Although there is a train station at Cottesloe, it is over a one kilometre walk to the beach, so we took the bus instead from the city which was an interesting trip along Mounts Bay Road and then suburban streets. Bus trips where buses don't stick to main roads can be a good way to get a feel for a place and see what the local housing looks like.
It was not a bright blue sky this day, but warm enough.
Being a Sunday, I though we might struggle to get a seat in the Indiana Tea Rooms, now just called Indiana, but it wasn't very busy.
On the site back in 1910 was an ice cream parlour. By 1920 people were dancing within the building. Over the years various buildings have come and gone and being extended. The present construction was built in 1994 atop surf live saving rooms.
It was a very nice lunch and the staff pleasant.
To swim around this buoy seems to be a thing to do.
Over to the left is a small breakwater. That's a lifesavers pod on the beach.
What a nice daddy with his son.
Looking along the coast in the direction of Fremantle.
Just a mural I snapped from the bus on our way home.
R suggested that if we stayed in tonight, he would cook a meal. We visited the supermarket and bought some lamb chops, some prepared salad and some potatoes. It was a nice meal at home.