Sunday, 22 April 2012

Some things never change

My very first memory was when I was about three years old. It was of a  family holiday on Rottnest Island with my parents,sister, brother, aunts and lots of cousins.

A few years have passed since then but  I still love to spend time there and am happy to help my grandchildren have wonderful memories of this magical place too..

I took these two grandies  on the ferry.

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and we met up with my DD and her gang of three.


My son-in-law had only one night with us

but he made very good use of his time there, building magnificent sand castles.


We spent lots of time on this beach in front of our cottage


where we met this beautiful and very friendly pelican

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No public vehicles are allowed on Rottnest so everyone rides bikes and the littlies use scooters to get around.

This is not such a good  photo of the gang and their wheels. The few local vans and buses drive very slowly and even tiny tots have plenty of time to get off the road when they have to.




We did spend lots of time  befriending every quokka we saw, visitors are advised not to touch these sweet little marsupials but I know at least a couple were kissed by a small person who will remain nameless.

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Rottnest has now been voted

the BEST place for a holiday by these kids ever!

Looks like we’ll be going back again one day.


janzi said...

My son and his australian wife went to live back in her home town of Perth and I know that they have visited this island many times, I think because it is not too far away from them.. Is it close to you too>? It looked just as lovely as in their pictures, but with the bonus of your lovely family.. I bet you feel you could go back again and again.. it also seems a safe place to take children. I hope some day to visit my boy and his family .. this place will be a visit too!! hugs from across the world. J

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

Lots of beautiful photo's of Rotto. Only been there once about 30 years ago. Love that it still doesn't have vehicles. I remember going on a old bus for a tour.

Thanks for the memories.
Happy days.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue how lovely creating special memories together at such a beautiful place,pretty pics to .xx

Needled Mom said...

That looks like a gorgeous place to visit for kids AND adults!

Maria said...

Loved the photos of your lovely holiday Sue.
Casey is getting so big.....

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Thanks for bringing us along with you!! Your pictures are wonderful~I can feel the wet sand on my feet....and do watch that little one who stole a kiss ~ fearless for the experience! ♥E

Diane-crewe said...

wonderful pictures ... thanks for taking us with you xx

Fiona said...

Lovely pictures and it looks like an ideal place to go.... so pretty and lots to do... glad you all had fun

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow wow wow what a place...just beautiful...and love that you had all that sunshine and warm weather b y the look of it too!

webbsway said...

O Gosh Sue,
You certainly do know where to find Paradise on earth! Wow!

thank you so much for sharing your pictures.

Tania said...

I too, am entirely SOLD. (even if there isn't a lot of mud in sight!).