Arriving one day earlier than planned, due to a problem with one of the engines, we docked in the cruise port of Freemantle, Western Australia just outside of Perth.
It was an overnight stay which gave us two full days to explore and we were delighted as we have good friends in Perth who picked me up as unfortunately my wife was feeling unwell on the first day in port.
We headed for Perth and a visit to the famous Kings Park. Then had a delicious meal at a local restaurant followed by a visit to Hillarys Boat Harbour.
It was so nice to meet friends and relax together.
Luckily, we were able to visit Perth again a few years later so my wife was able to visit Kings Park and we returned to the same restaurant. Another fabulous day. It’s a shame our friends are so far away.
My featured photo is of a Kookaburra Bird at Caversham Wildlife Park that my wife and I visited on the second day as part of an excursion.
Following on from yesterdays post I deleted rather than deactivated my Twitter account and as an experiment I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. It was easier to do that than to delete all those ‘friends’ I’ve accumulated over the years that never contribute.
It feels a little strange to be honest.
I did it abruptly without a warning post or a long speech.
Nobody has noticed yet. It will be interesting to see if I get any feedback or if it just goes unnoticed.
I equally deleted my Pinterest account while I was at it.
My feature photo is a sample of the desserts we were invited to eat every day. Photo taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max.
This very short tale was born from the painting and while I was enjoying it I was adding a ‘soundtrack’ of sorts that went well looking at and contemplating her art. My choice is reflected in the tempos of each ‘mouvement’.
Here is the music listing :
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 Op. 18 2nd movement Adagio sostenuto
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 E flat major Op. 73 “Emperor” second movement Adagio un poco mosso
Fauré Requiem in D Minor Op. 48 In Paradisum Andante moderato
Beethoven Symphony No.6 Op.68 “Pastoral” 1st Movement Allegro Ma Non Troppo
I struggled with the feature photo today. Ideally I would have liked a street market food stall but I like to feature my own photos rather than take a stock image somewhere. I hope you’ll admire the smile and the eyes of the subject of a street portrait that I took while in Greece.