Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Perth Underground and Cottesloe

Wheeeee! We are all decked up and ready to go somewhere...
Obviously, someone can't contain his enthusiasm at taking the 'choo-choo' train!

"We are going to see THIS Daddy!!!"


Our hotel to Perth Underground (aka Perth Main Train Station), is literally down the street, aka Murray Street as you can see in the background.

Yes, we tried to do a welfie... our poor attempt #1...
As Perth Underground is the main train station and hub, obviously, there's going to be some walking needed as you make your way from one line to another... and from the below, one can see that this looks fairly new.
This is an overhead view of the platforms below us. No different from any other train sets and stations...
The trains remind me of old subway trains. :)
So where are we now?
Actually, these few images are taken on the way back from Cottesloe to Perth. But, I'm just too lazy to rearrange, so...


But what really got my interest are these auto gates that swing open/shut whenever a train is approaching/leaving.

As people need to cross over, they eliminate the need to construct bridges, etc. In return, the just remain open when it's safe to cross, and closed when it isn't!

And Little One was super excited!
Waiting for our bus...
In the meantime, let's go see something else! And have a walk around.
One of the great things while we were in Perth, was the Child/Kid Friendliness; aka activities for  Little One.

We had arrived at Cottesloe beach while it was raining and it time for lunch. So while we waited out the rain, lunch was taken @ Hola on the Beach.
Yours truly took the traditional Fish and Chips...
While Missus ordered Beef Pie which she said it was one of the best she has taken...!
After a yummy and delicious lunch, it was time to "hit the beach!"...
Crossing the road, and a short walk down...

Just enjoying the sun and surf after all that rainy time in Perth
As we all know, Perth or rather Australia is famous for Shark Attacks. As such, to keep the beaches safe, Shark Safety Net was installed.
And that's the pylon that was used to hold the net in place. Sadly, it was damaged many years ago...
But we're here to let Little One play with actual sand as opposed to his Kinetic Sand.
So play he did...
While we enjoyed the sun, surf and wind...








One day, I need to pay homage to this stroller of Little One's... :)







Finally, before heading home, Missus and Little One decided to have some fun with the surf.


One last picture before heading back to Perth.


Diagonally opposite Perth Underground, is Taka's Kitchen. If you crave for affordable and cheap aka ($7 on average) Japanese meals, this is the place to go.
And finally, this is something that many will not remember ...
Manually changing the track lanes/lines. Nowadays, its computerised.
Now, this is something great. A place to rest and bath...
The End.