It has been really steamy over the last couple of days. The thermometer has been hitting 42 degrees Celsius (107 F in old money) during the day and hasn’t been dropping below 24 C (75 F) during the night which has been pretty uncomfortable.
Still, I’m not complainingâ€¦!
The nights may be pretty uncomfortable but the days and evenings are great. Thinking back to what we were all doing this time last year makes a bloke really appreciate even the stickiest of weather.
As it was Labour Day yesterday (a public holiday here in Australia) we had a drive down to a little place called Rockingham.
Rockingham is a holiday resort city located about 47km south of Perth. It forms the southernmost border of the Perth metropolitan area and is a popular tourist spot due to its large population of wild seals, dolphins and penguins (yes, they have penguins in Western Australia).
It took us a little over an hour to get there from Kinross and I have to say what a lovely place Rockingham really is.
The most impressive thing for me was the quality of the beaches. The beaches in Rockingham really are quite fantastic; the water is calm and beautifully crystal clear.
It’s sometimes easy to forget that we now live only a mile or so from the Indian Ocean but when you see the turquoise blue and green hues of the ocean, lapping gently against a shoreline of squeaky clean golden sand it quickly dawns on you how lucky we really are.