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emandsi’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 20 Nov 2005

Location: Rottnest Island, Australia

MapHi everyone, Merry Christmas to you all!

We've back now in Perth after spending a few days on Rottnest Island, 19km off the coast of Perth. Rottnest Island is named after the animals called Quokka's which inhabit the island. They look like large rats but are marsupials and they're very inquisitive, Simon was eating his burger in our tent when one came and sat on his feet waiting to be fed and we'd wake up in the middle of the night with 3 or 4 of the pesky little critters staring in at us!

We've spent a lot of time cycling round the island, if you look at our photos you'll see Simon looking extremely fetching with his helmet on!

We liked the Island so much that we're going back tomorrow for a few days. A manta ray swam past us when we were paddling in the sea last time so we're going to go snorkeling but with a little trepidation because the water is so cold it feels like the North Sea!

Keep well everyone!

Love Emma and Simon