I still have a few Swiss posts to cover from our trip earlier this year but fancied a change of scene this week and realised I hadn’t written anything about our home in Western Australia for quite a while (see here and here).
The seasons had shifted when I got back from my unscheduled trip back to the UK at the end of last month – in fact it has been unseasonably warm, but the sea breezes are back and cool things right down especially in the afternoons. We had a walk down by the sea yesterday – glorious sunshine and a very strong south westerly!
The photos are from the Watermans Bay area down by the Indian Ocean – we had the place more or less to ourselves. It was blowing a gale but most invigorating and certainly blew a few cobwebs away!
By contrast our morning walk round the block today produced a moment of excitement when we suddenly noticed a blue tongue lizard resting by a wall and managed to restrain the dog just in time before he rushed off to investigate!
Monsieur was convinced it was no longer alive as had been motionless for so long. Testing his theory, I gave it a gentle prod with a stick – not a good idea as it suddenly sprang to life and lunged at me hissing and bearing its blue tongue! In actual fact the lizards are not poisonous though they can give you a very nasty bite if you get too close as their teeth latch on and their mouths clamp down hard. Definitely keep dogs and small (and big) children well away!
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