Monday, 8 May 2017

Maps Down Under

Hello

Lovely to see you.

Last time I left you admiring the flowers at Singapore's Changi Airport but now we've caught another flight to Perth Western Australia, our final destination. Arriving at night, it's the subtle spicy scent of the trees that is so noticeable but the next day it's the staggeringly spectacular deep blue sky that's astounding. Bluer than the bluest thing you've ever seen, especially if you live in the UK!

We're going to start with a few maps to get the scale of things as that's something that you need to get used to.  It's Autumn and the weather is the equivalent of a British Summer around 26°C with a bit of a breeze. Sunset's around 5:33 on 8th May, which is followed by a series of twilights - civil, nautical and astrological each lasting about 30 minutes so that the stars appear at 6:57, even in the City, the Southern Cross and the Milky Way shine out.




Despite all the obvious differences - the plants, strange bird calls, verandahs on the low lying houses, wide roads - I felt at home. Perhaps it was the language, the cars driving on the left or the abundant English town and street names.

We'll take a look around and see what we can see.

Cheerio



14 comments:

  1. Great to see the maps and put into perspective where in Australia you have been. Look forward to seeing more:)

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    1. There will be quite a bit more! I hope you enjoy it though 😊

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  2. What a sneaky one, off to Australia. I bet you had a wonderful time. Will be looking forward to reading all about it. Is this the first long trip you've done or are you a seasoned long distance traveller? B x

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    1. Ha ha! It's the first time we've been so far away and it was absolutely brilliant! x

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  3. The thing that used to blow me away when we lived in Melbourne was that you'd arrive over Australia from the UK with a yeah we're home fist punch of excitement, only to realise there would still be many hours left to fly - Perth to Melbourne is 4 hours! That's a mega big country!
    Can't wait to find out what you thought of it all.
    Wren x

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    1. It's huge isn't it. Even walking on the footpaths, things seemed much further away! Loved it though, what a great place, so much to see and the weather was perfect, not too hot. x

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  4. Looking forward to your next instalment.

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    1. Oh dear, there will be quite a few . . .

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  5. We've never been to Australia so I'm looking forward to your posts. Your stop in Singapore was gorgeous..

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    1. I hope you enjoy them, there will be rather a lot of photos!

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  6. Ooh! So exciting! Will look forward to reading more xx

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  7. I had a friend at school who would often talk about her family in Perth so I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

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    1. There are so many Brits there. It does feel like home but with better weather!

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