Day 11: 4th Sept 2014

View of Penguin Island from the mainland
Something a bit different today, we’re heading down south to Rockingham to take a look around and to take a boat cruise around Bird Island, Seal Island and Penguin Island.
This little cluster of islands are less than a kilometre from shore and not too far apart so the trip isn’t very long, about 2 hours duration. The guide explaining the habitat on each island was well informed and the boat driver did a good job of positioning the vessel for us to get the best views. As all of the islands are Class A Nature Reserves (the most protected type of public land in W.A.) the general public are not permitted to set foot on them, so it was out with the longer zoom lens as we rounded each of the features.

Pied Cormorants on Bird Island
Pelicans in flight
A male seal basking in the sunshine
Later that night Dave, Laura, Sharon and I drove back into Perth to see Kings Park and the City skyline after dark.

A ghostly looking Boab Tree

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