Friday, December 16, 2011

Sailing on the Swan.....



The South Perth foreshore is a popular point for sailing on the Swan River, you can hire one of these catamarans (funcats) and even if you are not adept at sailing there will be experienced staff to show you how to go about it, hmmm! I don't think so..not me...ok, moving on!! It does look great fun and apparently there is always the possibility of seeing a dolphin or two when they pop up in the river..now that WOULD be nice, dolphins have a way of making you feel happy...!! Just incase you hadn't noticed there's another glimpse of the city.... some other things that you might see as you walk along by the river are pelicans, black swans, lots of seagulls and also the occasional white faced heron.....

32 comments:

  1. Oh God! So sunny and bright. Love it.

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  2. What a wonderful day. Great tree yesterday indeed. Please have a good Friday ahead.

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  3. That pelican is so cute - don't you just love the way they turn their necks around and face backwards!

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  4. Aw, jeez, this is such a great post and your photos are so exquisite I want to hop a plane and head your way! I'm with you about catamarans although in my younger days I'd have tried anything. Older and wiser or just older and more fearful? I dunno.

    Thanks for sharing these delightful pics.

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  5. The black swans look so formal! The weather looks so wonderful there - weather is the #1 topic of conversation for Canadians I think.

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  6. It is perhaps not difficult to understand why it is called the Swan River !!! beautiful pictures !

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  7. When we sail in the Gulf of Mexico (within view of shore) the humming of the keel attracts dolphins. The water is a bit chilly here right now for a boat of this size.

    Love the photos, mon amie.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  8. There is something about the colorful sails in the first photo that calls to mind a Van Gogh painting. Except that he hardly ever painted the Perth skyline . . .

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  9. ahoy!


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  10. IT's still hard to imagine that you and I share such different seasons!
    V

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  11. That first shot is amazing! Love the black swans.

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  12. I arrive for a small tour of catamaran; I take you: prepare your swimsuit

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  14. I'll do it after our cuppa (Lowell and Bergson might be there too) and bring you back some photos of dolphins! What a wonderful place for a walk!

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  15. A place with dolphins and birds is ALways a good and great place!

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  16. Great location! I'm always a bit leery about boat rentals. But, I do love to dolphin watch! I see them regularly here in Florida and I still get excited. Btw, regarding the roundabout and distractions -- I thought the same thing! Several years ago, a large fountain in the middle of a roundabout in Clearwater, FL was removed because so many motorists drove right into it.

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  17. Nice pictures!
    I love these black swans, they are so beautiful with their red beaks.. and we do "only" have the white ones..

    Greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  18. So many things to see here! I love it.

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  19. A fine place for sail. Lovely birds too.

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  20. Great pix Perth...
    Have a nice weekend...

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  21. Hire one and sing Swanee River? Oh... That's in the US. Sorry. Silly me!

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  22. I like the quiet and the view. We have a very strong wind and rough sea today and the 'lungomare' is closed for safety reasons.

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  23. I'd be happy for some of that sunshine to find its way up here.

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  24. Wonderful pictures and landscapes,dear friend!
    Wish you a nice w.e.

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  25. here it's raining, and now also quite cold... looking to these photos... uff, I really need some of that air...
    have a nice week end, ciao from a cold Italy

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  26. Great shots. We really like the black swans.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  27. The black swans are gorgeous! I love their red beaks...so vivid and exotic ;D

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