Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

I visited the UK at the end of August for just over a couple of weeks to see my family. With the Covid pandemic and closed borders, this was the first time that I’d ventured overseas in 3 and a half years. Most of the time was spent up in Yorkshire where my family live. …

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Monsieur recently bought a small print of the six Nyoongar seasons. It is an excellent way to understand the weather patterns in the south western part of WA. April and May represent Djeran season, “Djeran is marked by cooler nights, dewy mornings and when leaves fall to the ground. Ngari (salmon) are prolific” It is a beautiful time …

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A quick hello from Perth! Lacking a bit of inspiration recently for the blog as I haven’t much in the way of new travels though hopefully that will change going forward now we are starting to open up. I captured these photos on a late afternoon walk a couple of days ago. The cloud formation …

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It’s been an interesting few weeks here as Western Australia finally starts to open up to the wide world and gets used to “living with covid”. We have increased restrictions as a result and so many places have reduced capacities at present. The weather has remained unpleasantly hot (it’s been the warmest summer on record) …

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Such a change of scene from one week to the next – we had yet another sweltering heatwave with temperatures around 40 degrees for a few days then suddenly a welcome change last Sunday. The temperature plummeted about 20 degrees in half a day with the onset of a howling south westerly. We headed down …

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It has been unbelievably hot here in Perth for the past few days – in fact we are in the midst of an unprecedented heatwave (in terms of duration). The mercury has been hovering around 40 degrees centigrade (C) maximums and it’s been well over 20C overnight. This is the second such heatwave this summer …

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A few of the friendly locals we used to see each night as we drove back from town up the hill to our accomodation in Shadforth .The kangaroos were very tame – obviously must be used to tourists as well as locals passing by! Copyright © 2021 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights …

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Having spent the day exploring the little port of Seward (see here), it was time to return to the railway station by the harbour and board the evening train heading up north to our next stop of Anchorage. Many of our fellow cruise ship passengers now joined up with tour groups to explore the main …

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A few photos taken out and about on our local walks recently. We are able to go out today for the first time in a couple of weeks without wearing masks, a very welcome change. We are very thankful that the recent short sharp lockdown appears to have been effective and we are now back …

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We had arrived in Seward Alaska on a grey and misty morning at the end of our week-long cruise from Vancouver (see here) Our train up to Anchorage was not due to board till early evening so, having secured our luggage at the station, we headed into town to see what was on offer. Seward …

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