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"There's more to life than increasing its' speed....." Ghandi
Susan & Charlie had spent the previous night with us.
We walked to Kings Square to see the 4th Tomato Fest
Children queued up to throw tomatoes into the tomatoes mouth. If they managed it they were entered into a prize draw
On our way there we paused at the Fremantle Bakery for an ice coffee
Charlie makes short work of his ice coffee
There were comedian entertainers, The children were having a great time
The children had made 'tomato puppets' by sticking a smiley face onto a tomato!
Little ones were allowed to move up closer
Charlie & Laurie discussing throwing tactics!
The Mayor of Fremantle 'Peter Tagliaferri' opens the Tomato Fest
We visit the Round House
built and used as a prison 1857 - 1900
The well inside the Round House.
The two spaces at the rear is where the 'dunni' was
The well inside
View down High Street
We locked Susan up in the 'pillories'..... at least we didn't nail her ears to it like they used to. (this was done to stop people ducking or avoiding rotten veg chucked at them)
The mast with the 1 o'clock time ball.
(a canon goes off and the ball drops at 1pm every day)
A couple of the cells
the view across Bathers Beach
A volunteer cleaning out the cannon used for the time signal
Bathers Beach across to the Sailing Club
Charlie Laurie & Susan
Us 'Poms' had a great time showing Susan, who had lived in Fremantle for 20 years, around the town.
We even took her to the Welcome Wall where her name is listed
Susan & Charlie at the Welcome Wall
A busy morning...so a 'light' lunch at the E sheds
Susan trying on hair pieces in the E shed markets
One of the many beautiful buildings on High Street
After a busy day we go onto The Strip that night.
Our first port of call the Sail & Anchor
Laurie Charlie & Susan outside the Sail & Anchor
We went to Bella Roma for dinner this was the spoon they gave Susan to eat her chilli mussels with...how did they know!
Susan thinks her birthday has arrived early
She even shares them with Charlie
Laurie takes precautions against any wayward spaghetti
Marina (our cute French waitress) & Charlie
Susan Charlie Laurie & Kairen
Saturday 1 March
The Cappuccino Strip the morning after
Sunday 2 March
Doug and Jeanie 'called' for us and we headed out along the Esplanade on our bikes
Jeanie & Laurie
Doug as we cycled along to East Fremantle
We stopped for an ice cream at Zephyr cafe near the Leuwin Barracks
We head back into Fremantle and stop for a coffee at the old Asylum now a museum.
The courtyard had an amazing grape vine which was full of grapes.
Laurie Jeanie & Doug
After coffee we cycle around the corner to the WA Army Museum in the Old Barracks
This gun carriage was used as a hearse
Doug Jeanie & Laurie
'Tanks for the memory.....'
Back home Laurie phones Paddy (his Mum) to wish her happy Mother's Day
The tree to the side of our house if full of Lori Keets (parrots) which are very beautiful but also very noisy
Laurie saws a branch off at Doug's
Laurie & Nero
Monday 4 March
A Public Holiday (Labour Day)
When the market is open they have 'entertainers' performing. We saw this guy last year he is brilliant
Cam McAzie - the Badpiper
to see his website click here..
We have to admit that we stood for an hour listening to him play the bagpipes we even bought TWO of his CD's
He was brilliant
Keb's had him sign one of the CD's
After an hour in the sun listening to bag pipes we wandered down to bathers Beach
Called at Little Creatures Loft over looking the Harbour for some liquid refreshment.
Well they tell you not to de-hydrate!
Back home Nero comes to visit for a cuddle and a 'Smacko' dog chew
The Lori Keets
A Skype session to the UK to speak with Sam, Nairne and Uncle Ken
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