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Cottesloe Beach.. Not Just Sand And Sea

The other day I started cycling.. And just kept going! All in all I covered about 50km. One of my stops was Cottesloe Beach. This is what I found…

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.. And then it was time for home!

A Quokka Tried To Wipe Me Out!

20130213-104308.jpg Quokkas.. Cute little furballs that resemble something between a large mouse and chinchilla. Living on their paradise island of Rottnest they are bigged up to be easy going, laid back, dozy and tame. Keeping the masses entertained with their furry cuteness. Well people.. Don’t be fooled. They are actually sitting there in the shade of the Eucalyptus trees plotting your demise.

20130214-125657.jpg So yeah, here I was cycling around the island after a lovely little snorkel with some blue crabs and sting rays, just minding my own and enjoying the scenery, when this stealth Quokka, with moves of a dopey ninja, strolled out into the road right in front of me, looked at me as I tried to avoid it.. Bike tyres screeching.. And kept in my path! That crazy little critter, if it had thumbs and fingers, I swear (and I did a bit of that too) would have most certainly made some kind of rude gesture to me as he continued off back under the trees. Little Quokka….!!!!

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It’s Early And This Girl Can’t Sleep. So…

I decided to take off on my bike for an early morning cycle round the river.

20130210-113426.jpg The sun had already been up a while but hadn’t had the chance to crank the heat up yet.. Perfect timing for a wee cycle! It’s due to be about 40 degrees today (into the 100s) and delightfully scorchio!

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20130210-113829.jpg I headed to the shore first with some fruit and water I had packed and sat at the tumble down pier to have a bite to eat before my cycle run. Such an awesome way to start the day.

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20130210-114253.jpg I seriously love this place! So beautiful. I love that all the sunshine makes you want to leap out of bed, be outside and get involved.

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20130210-114534.jpg I am gonna be gutted when I have to go home again (not that I don’t love home, I do.. but right now it is just so terribly cold and February) So I plan to enjoy every second I am here!