These Little Wonders

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A City Adventure With Twiggy

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The Perth central city has always been NEAR the Swan River but the main shopping precinct is a few blocks up from it.  That meant there was this beautiful river with… well… kinda nothing there.  So they built a brand new Quay which was opened to the public a few months ago.  Perth being a very suburban place, the average person who doesn’t work in the city, doesn’t have much need to go there often, so I still hadn’t seen the new Elizabeth Quay.  After a school holidays filled with sickness and being cooped up inside, I decided we were due an adventure and we planned a trip on the ferry from South Perth over to the new spot to explore.  And of course, we had to give our holiday visitor, the school turtle Twiggy, a good adventure before he went back to school and to visit a new child.

I could have just driven to the city but where’s the fun in that?!  When Scarlett first brought Twiggy home, she said she wanted to take him on a boat, and the ferry seemed the perfect plan.

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Off we set toward the ferry terminal – Scarlett looking a little unsure!

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We had just missed a ferry so we had a little play at the playground while we waited for the next one.

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Swing with a view!  Soon enough, it was time to head over the ferry.

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And we’re aboard!

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A short but exciting ferry ride and we arrive at Elizabeth Quay ready to explore.

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First on the agenda – ice cream!  Luckily the ice cream shop was opening up just as we arrived on the doorstep.

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After a delicious ice cream in the sun, we decided to head over the curvy bridge to explore.

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Scarlett decided she wanted to check out the Bell Tower (the tall pointy building).

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Up we go in the elevator (that I had trouble looking out the window of!) to the top viewing deck of the Bell Tower!

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Next down to see the bells ringing.

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And the bell ringers doing the ringing!

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And out (through the gift shop of course!) to let Isla stretch her legs at the playground.

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After meeting friends for a yummy lunch, it was time to hop back on the ferry, gift shop purchase clutched in hand.

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Once across, we decided to squeeze the last ounces out of the day with one last play at the playground.

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Scarlett told me on the ferry home “I wish this day could start all over again.”  I think that means our adventure was a success 🙂

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