Already my memory is getting hazy about what we saw. We leisurely journeyed up the northern suburban coast from Perth, stopping off at some scenic vantage points and stopped for refreshment at Hillarys Boat Harbour, so often featured on Grace's Perth Daily Photo. Hillarys was interesting to see. It is not an historic place but a very modern construction, including a hotel, a shopping centre and many small businesses. We must have arrived just before 11am as shops were beginning to open their doors. The hotel bar has a wonderful outdoor decked area which would clearly be very popular on a warm summer evening and at other times too. Now here is a lesson for you folk. If you want a beer, go to a bar. If you want coffee, go to a cafe. Bars do generally serve coffee but the standard can be very patchy and in this case, it was a fail. Nevertheless, it was very pleasant sitting outdoors. I should have taken more photos.
We drove around to the other side of the small harbour and walked out on a breakwater and climbed this tower to the viewing platform.
Cats? On a breakwater?
Apparently the breakwater was once infested with cats but the campaign to not feed them seems to have worked and the numbers have reduced. You may have to embiggen the photos to see them.
From there we turned inland to visit Whiteman Park. The park was once a large cattle grazing area with much of the land owned by Mr Lew Whiteman. Over time the government bought up the land and created this huge park where one could easily spend a day investigating its attractions.
Here is a bit of a list. Caversham Wildlife Park, Children's Forest, Woodland Reserve, heritage tram rides, Motor Museum of WA, Tractor Museum of WA, vintage train rides and a transport museum.
We barely touched the sides of the park and what we saw was very interesting. Some people who I shan't name, managed to find Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe, and indulged themselves....gifts....yeah, sure.
The museum is housed within what look like train or tram storage sheds. Nicely done.
I think this is to service overhead electric wires of trams and trains.