Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Day 2 - Roadtripin' begins!

Wanted to wake up early at 6 but to no avail as expected. Sun rise was rather early but i guess we're too tired from all the journey the day before to catch the sun rise. Had a hearty nasi lemak for breakfast on Day 2. The friend we're staying with is such a good cook! Around 9 something, we headed off to Fremantle. Heard that's where you get to buy cheap souvenirs. 

It was cloudy and drizzling in Fremantle when we arrived there. Thought it'd be another sunny day so we could enjoy the beach but hujan rupenya di siang hari. heheh
First destination there was the Fremantle market. For me it's a common town market that sells fresh fruits, foods and goods. Since we dnt know any other nice market around Perth, we jst went for this. 

have no idea how to rotate this picture so yeah, exercise your neck

Since the town is located along the coast, of course going to the beach is a much. So we went to the closest beach which is the Bather's Beach. Duhh. The weather got much better by noon so we all felt like jumping in the crystal clear water to swim! 

In Fremantle, another not to be missed market is the E shed Market where u can find the crafts and souvenirs. Went to this one Chinese owned store called Megabes, i think theyre the cheapest. 
Had our lunch at the famous Kailis' Restaurant. Quite pricey but the fishes and seafoods are so fresh! worth the penny! Falling behind our itinerary, we then quickly left for South, to Rockingham via the coastal highway. 

Planned to go to the Rockingham Wild Encounters, and catch the ferry to get to Penguin island and feed the penguins. Unfortunately we arrived just 30minutes late to catch the last ferry there which was supposed to be at 3pm. So frustated coz i really looked forward to feed the penguins!! I think we spent a bit too much time looking and buying for souvenirs in the E shed market! haha! Takde rezeki agaknye..huhu So not wanting to waste the beautiful view of Rockingham, we spent the evening by the rocky beach at Point Peron. Many said Point Peron is safe for swimming and snorkel but as we were quite tight with the itinerary, we didn't get to snorkel and enjoy the coastal reefs lah.You can also go to Cape Peron for another amazing view as well.

Point Peron, Rockingham

Next up is Lake Clifton to see the thrombolites. they are said to be a living fossils! It's a very ordinary looking rocks in the shallow water but apparently it is 2000 years old. Again, unfortunately, when we arrived, the water level is rather high so they're all submerged underneath the water. So no thrombolites for us then! haha! As if to comfort the frustrated heart (since we missed Penguin island ferry and thrombolites), we were gifted with the ever so beautiful sunset view there in Lake Clifton! So it was still worth the long drive and sesat2 though. yeap I enjoy scenic view like this, i'm a hopeless romantic. lol. 

the photo doesnt really do justice to the sunset tho

This is how it supposed to look like when the water level is shallow

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