I miss Perth soooo much! Especially at this time of year when it's freezing cold here in the UK and nice and hot over in Perth. I miss the beaches and the river - swimming in the crystal clear waters at South Cott beach and sailing on the Swan River.
My all-time favourite book is Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton. It's set in Perth in the area where I lived. Here is one of my favourite quotes from the book;
'On the long grassy bank beneath the peppermint trees and the cavernous roots of the moreton bay figs...The university clock chimes and a rowing team slides past with the sun in its eyes...the sweet coppery water where jellyfish float and blowfish bloat...here by the river,the beautiful,the beautiful the river...I burst into the moon, sun, stars of who I really am...Perfectly. Always. Everyplace. Me.'
|The Swan River|
|South Cottesloe Beach|