Sunset on Cottesloe Beach

We took off from a hot, parched, brown London, and arrived in a wet and green Perth. It had rained every day for at least a week before we arrived, and was forecast to continue raining but somehow, luckily, we enjoyed a fine two days of Australian spring weather (~22ºC), before the rain returned on the morning we left.

Cottesloe beach is a miles-long thin strip of brilliant white sand, backed by some brilliant playgrounds and plentiful ice-cream and coffee. In the evening we were treated to a spectacular sunset as we walked along the seafront to our dinner.