Tuesday, June 19, 2012

South to Fremantle

After we left Indonesia, we cruised south along the western shore of Australia. Many of us had wished we could have seen the more remote areas of northwestern Australia, but from a sightseeing standpoint, the larger cities had much more to offer. As we progressed southward, the weather cooled off dramatically. and the winds became much stronger. 

Fremantle, the port city of Perth,  has a very interesting history. Be sure to click on "Fremantle" to read more. Let's start with the first impressions of Fremantle. The train to Perth is the first thing you see after departing from the ship. This is one of the most popular ways of traveling between the two cities.

Rail Station, Fremantle

When one sees this sign advertising "Dingo Flour" it really feels like Australia. By the way, there will be more photos of the Dingo later on.  Much to the dismay of local Australians, I really liked the Dingo.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dawn Princess , Anchored off Benoa

When it is not possible to moor at the pier, the ship drops anchor nearby and passengers go to shore using shuttle boats.
(Click on photos for a larger image.)


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Leaving Bali

Music and dance are very important parts of the Indonesian life.
As we left Benoa, we parted with the distinctive sounds of the musicians....

........and the beauty of the graceful dancers.

Ships in the harbor.

Note: Perhaps many of you have pictured me, lying on the beach in Bali, soaking up the sun since my last post.  Actually, I am home now and still working with my physical therapist to help heal the wounds from my February fall. I apologize for not posting in awhile.  On to Perth.....