The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

20 December, 2013

Fremantle

The last week or so has gone very quickly as we travelled to Perth via Busselton, Bunbury, Mandurah and Fremantle. After seeing as much as we could around the Margaret River area we seemed to pass quickly through the larger towns knowing too well that we are going into more populated towns and the traffic started to increase from Bunbury going to a dual lane highway through to Freo.

At Bunbury we were greeted by millions of flies however the weather had finally warmed up enough for a swim  Thank God flies can't swim as it gave us a bit of reprieve! Drove in and around Mandurah but found it too busy for our liking.  Interesting to drive around the canals and seeing the beautiful homes. Drove along the Old Coast Road to Caddadup Reserve then onto Pyriamids Beach.  Travelled along the Mandurah-Rockingham Scenic Route to Fremantle.

Fremantle has many examples of great architecture dating back to the early 1900's

Inside the Round House, the walls are made from local sandstone and half a metre thick.
Fremantle's Round House is Freo's oldest building opened in January 1831, it was built to hold anyone who committed a crime in the settlement.  After it ceased being used as a goal it was used as a Police lock up until 1890.

Fremantle Town Hall

View from The Round House along High St towards the Town Hall




Stayed in Fremantle a couple of days which enabled us to have a walk around the city (having a cappuccino on 'Cappuccino Strip') and found a beach to cool off as temp was a warm 39 & 41 degrees.

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