Perth

My time living in the land down under began in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.

I was lucky enough to move into an old stone house near the beach.

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We could see the Indian Ocean from our kitchen window, and the windows would get cloudy from the sea spray blowing in. I had never seen the ocean before, and now it was just outside the door.

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I spent a lot of time on the beach – swimming, walking, or just staring at the waves

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The backyard was sprawling and full of flowers.

When I first started to explore the neighborhood, I found there was a flock of parrots that lived in the park around the corner. I love parrots, I wish we had them at home too.

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And one time I found a hidden beach, it was always completely empty. My fellow explorer was a fan of it too.

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(this beach has since disappeared, the coastline is eroding and the ocean has moved in.)

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Sometimes I would make the trip into the city, for a change from the quiet suburbs. Although, Perth is pretty quiet as far as capitals go.

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I even took in a few cricket matches at the WACA.

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Sometimes there were sculptures by the sea.

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The jacaranda trees came into bloom, and the whole city looked like a fairytale.

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On the rare occasion, it would actually be cloudy or even rain.

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But for the most part the weather was pretty fantastic.

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And the city would ring in Australia Day with phenomenal fireworks.

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We took a trip to Rottnest Island, land of the quokkas. With no cars, and only ferry access, the island feels like it is from the past.

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These friendly little guys are all over the place. They have no natural predators on the island, and no fear of people. I would’ve liked to sneak one into my backpack.

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I could have lived on Rottnest Island forever.

A lot of the time I would just hang around the house, its hard not to relax when you live so close to the beach.

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Once or twice I went to the Perth zoo.

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I even got to feed Armani, the giraffe.

The best part of living on the west coast was the sunsets.

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I look forward to the day I can return and sit on the beach, just watching the waves.

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Or stand on the hill beside the ‘pineapple’ palm tree and look out at my favourite view.

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Dear Perth, I love you, I miss you, I’ll see you again one day.

– Lisa

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  1. Sukanya Ramanujan February 24, 2015 — 1:05 am

    Wow living so close to the beach! Feels like a dream. Loved your photographs

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  2. Beautiful photos of Perth! I’m over in the Northern Suburbs and have loved living here as well 🙂 Sometimes it does feel a bit too isolated, though!

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