Bob and June lived along the coast in
Herne Bay but emigrated to Australia..... twice!
The first relocation occurred in 1969
when they landed in Adelaide ( South Australia), moved on to
Melbourne (Victoria).... and then returned to Herne Bay. The
second took place in 1981. This time, they settled on the other side
of Oz - in the vibrant city of Perth on the beautiful west coast....
City of Perth, Western Australia
If you're a geography student.... or
perhaps a cricket follower, you'll know that the city is set at the
mouth of the Swan River. I mention "cricket follower" as
Perth is a major Test Match venue.... with matches being played at the
WACA (Western Australia Cricket Association) not far from the Swan.
The WACA provides some of fastest and
bounciest wickets in world cricket - something that helped Western
Australia to produce one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time
As a cricket enthusiast, you'll also
know about the Freemantle Doctor - a steady breeze that keeps things
a bit cooler than they might be. Mind you, its not so hot for a
bowler bowling into it.
The following shot shows The Narrows
Bridge spanning the Swan River in South Perth.
Bridge, South Perth
Bob and June set up home close to another waterway - The
Reflections in the Canning
It is a beautiful coastal city but there is also the
chance to explore inland. The photos below were takenduring a campervan tour a few years ago...
Wildflowers are attractive anywhere in the world...
but there is a feeling of solitude and vastness in the wide open
spaces of Western Australia.
Bob and June are now visitors to Simply Whitstable.
However, they don't necessarily need to check on our local sunset photos
as they have some pretty spectacular scenes of their own. Our final
photo is this wonderful sunrise captured from their garden.....
Bob and June have three sons. Two
live in Perth and are therefore able to share those sunrises. The
other has moved back across Australia to Melbourne.... and another
famous cricket ground - the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).
In their mail enclosing the photos,
Bob and June mentioned their motto.... "Laugh More, Live
Longer!"... and that is a philosophy that fits in very well
with Simply Whitstable..... and Australia.
Our thanks to Bob, June and family
for sharing a few snippets of their "home from home".