Steamy nights and a trip down to Rockingham

Getting Down Under Australia

Wild Dolphins at Rockingham

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 complaining…!

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.



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