Peppermint Grove

On Wednesday, we left Waikiki and headed to Jayco in Perth to pick up a replacement spare wheel (the wheel nut incident had severely damaged the remaining two holes). After our fright with the van wheel, and probably feeling a little vulnerable, I also grabbed two spare wheel bearings for Alice.

After plugging ‘posh part of town’ into the Tom-tom, we arrived at my brother’s place in Peppermint Grove. It was great to catch up, as it’s been a few years.  The boys loved playing with their bigger cousins Ben and Josh and their fabulous collection of Lego and Wii Harry Potter and Star Wars Lego games.

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Craig took us all out on his boat to Rottnest on Good Friday. It was a perfect day, and we got in the line of 8 knot traffic along the Swan River before crossing over to ‘Rotto’.

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The water off the beaches was like a parking lot, with vessels ranging from modest 15 ft. half cabins to multi-million dollar cruisers. After an ice cream and some quick quokka spotting on shore, we headed home, stopping to nab a few careless squid in a bit of ink squirting excitement half way back to Perth.

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On Saturday morning Craig took us out for some ‘skurfing’ and ‘biscuiting’. Without any practice, I was able to expertly show everyone the correct way to fall off a surfboard (the others were hopeless, they could all stand up straight away), and the boys had great fun being towed on the inflatable ‘biscuit’. This really is a stunning part of Perth, and it was wonderful to catch up with Craig, Vanessa and the boys.

One thought on “Peppermint Grove

  1. Great photo of the family Julian – thank you. You obviously had a really fun time with Craig and family and everyone looks so well. With love to you all

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