Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunset


And so the sun set on our first day in Western Australia. Overlooking the Indian Ocean of course. From one of Fremantle's idyllic beaches.

The kids were distracted by shells and pieces of shiny glass, polished and made smooth by years of gentle wave and sand action.

They were oblivious to the nearby celebrations for the World Sailing Championships currently being held in the port. (Where a great white shark had been seen that very day I believe!) Can you see the 'Perth' sign to the left, which had been erected just for the world's camera's?
Miss 8 writes 'school holidays' in the sand! (Just in case there was any doubt!)

So happy to be here!
The sun slowly begins its descent ...
Mother Nature, the Indian Ocean, and the Universe work together to showcase Western Australia at her very best
Miss 8 was more taken with the shells than the sunset ...
The kids made friends with a local artist who regularly visits the local beaches to collect tiny specimens of polished coloured glass and stone. She uses them to make jewellery and other artistic pieces out of them. She was lovely, teaching them about the colours and which pieces were worth more, and her most valuable finds.

Harmonie was very excited when she spotted a hermit crab! And no, I wouldn't let her keep it as a pet!

Happy girl, skipping!

8 comments:

Surely Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos! I hope to see the sun set over the Indian Ocean myself one day.

Mum on the Run said...

Just beautiful.
Tourism WA should be thanking you.
:-)

Mrs Catch said...

Perth's a beautiful city. Mr Catch and I went there a couple of years ago. Love that sunset...

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

It's always wonderful to see the sunset no matter where you are in the world.

I love the sunrises more myself as hardly anyone is up at that time especially when there is Daylight Saving as QLD don't get Daylight Savings so not many people up early in the morning when the sun rises.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Sara @ Tis The Life said...

Beautiful Bronnie.

Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) said...

That's a lovely sunset! I love the beach but I can't swim so that's always sad :( I've never been to WA!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww what gorgeous pics! They're having such a good time! :)

Kalista Man said...

Amazing sunset. I love spending time on the beach, with the glistening golden waters. Kudos!