Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bound for Busselton

A lovely sunny day, perfect for the trip to Busselton, home to the longest timber piled pier in the Southern Hemisphere. The old disused pier, running alongside the new, provides a home to several nesting seagulls.

A leisurely stroll along the 1.8 km pier and then a visit to the underwater observatory at the end. The pylons covered with all manner of corals, sponges, seaweeds and algae. Lots of fish, all shapes and sizes, swimming around, oblivious to the crowd. 

As we walked back, I  took lots of photos of the floor of the pier, a treasure trove of images of random lines and marks like these. Years of squid ink stains, rust, cracks and other marks.

With all  that walking we had worked up an appetite - yet another ham and cheese toasted.

Then a tour through the arts precinct before returning via Bettany Winery for a tasting of the nougat that is made on the premises, so many varieties to choose from.

I am quite taken with these fibreglass cows and amused by the humour of leaving a patch of grass for this one to munch on.

Our last night in Margaret River so dinner needed to use up the lettuce, tomato, avocado, broccoli and eggs in the fridge. Add a couple of boiled potatoes, a few beans and some tinned tuna and you have a type of Salad Nicoise.

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