This provides a bit of a walk down memory lane. Scroll down, lots and lots of photos from east coast and all over WA
In 1989 we were lucky enough to have a teaching exchange to Perth in Western Australia. It was a fantastic experience. Now some 25 years later we are returning to the land down under. With a wee bit of luck we will be able to reconnect with some of the people we knew back in the day.
map of the southern portion of Australia –
8 hr drive to Melbourne
hoping to post more photos like this one
and I am guessing this picture (Nov.11/13) will be the last one illustrating our Edmonton weather for some time
PERTH-Kings Park on Australia Day 89 looking out on the Swan
back “yard” of 81 Tate
Perth on Australia Day 89 Kings Park before the fireworks
81 Tate 1989 Rusty our Ford Cortina
I have always biked, quite honestly I just can’t believe my shorts were ever that short! check out my handle bars! WTF was I thinking!!
Cottesloe beach? Perth
- precursor to Canada Day Celebrations that we have hosted ever since ’89
how can you not have a Koala photo?
Swan River early morning not far from Applecross
this is ground zero for “Keep Calm and Carry On”
FIXTURE CHAMPIONS. The finest collection of international basketball players ever assembled! The 89 “all commonwealth all stars!”
Pelli below the radar Early morning on the Swan
teaching swimming down under presented some challenges
You mean I get paid AND I get to shoot a gun? Damn
check out the Opera House in the background
The hills outside of Cairns
Flinders Lodge in Albany
Flinders B & B
Walpole, close to Denmark WA
We were always attracted to the south of Western Australia very much a Local Hero vibe… I am hoping to see it again
Cape Le Grand – Esperance WA
I remember reading about this picture house in National Geographic I actually saw a movie there
Cable Beach …in 89 this was pretty remote!
Aboriginal School I put on a basketball clinic there. Kids wondered if I knew Jordan!
This photo has grown on me since I took it. I am still a Bill Reid guy and love the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
Windjana or Geikie Gorge… we went swimming in one of them… seriously you need to watch out where you swim up North. This is a fresh water crock but yeah teeth are teeth.
caving around Tunnel Creek
Rottnest Island ..no cars
Gold mine Kalgoorlie
The Round Weekend out in Kalgoorlie