Thursday, 23 October 2008

Camping on Rottnest Island

YIC spent 3 days camping on Rottnest Island which is off the coast of Western Australia near Perth. Cars are not allowed on the island, it is bicycles only. YIC had a great time cyling round the island, enjoying the beautiful coastline and spotting the occasional osprey. The resident marsupials on Rottnest are Quokkas. They are billed as "friendly". In fact, they are overfriendly. YIC woke up on the first time to find a quokka inside the flysheet of his tent sniffing about at his cooker. "Get oot" was the cry!

A friendly Quokka

stunning coastline at the West Point of Rottnest

An osprey on its nest (click on photo for view of osprey)