I live in the south west of Western Australia, about one and half hours’ drive from the city of Perth. Ours is a vast and solitary state and I’ve travelled far and wide.
My travels gave me a better appreciation of the journeys of our pioneers and the difficulties they must have encountered. The sheer size and environmental conditions of the outback can be isolating and unforgiving, but its unique beauty helps to compensate for that.
My family is much more widely-travelled than I. I have to confess that I'm a bit of a homebody. The only other state I've been to is Victoria when I visited Melbourne. I thoroughly enjoyed that trip with its busy shopping precinct and distinct dining experience.
The next place on my agenda was Sydney because I’ve always wanted to see its landmarks, namely the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
But, as things have panned out, my daughter has decided to continue her studies at a university on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
I guess that’s an excuse to visit, though the humidity will probably kill me, and I’m yet to make it through the harsh Western Australian summer.
For now, I will enjoy each day of spring and start saving.
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