Short trip to Freo

Despite some of us feeling slightly “blah” and worse the wear from our hike up Baldwin’s Bluff on the hottest day we’ve had on this trip to Perth so far, we ventured out to Fremantle or “Freo” as the locals call it for a bit of a look around.

A good chance for me to do some driving around the Munster / Freemantle area too so we scouted out the best route to the Old Freemantle Prison in prep for a tourist stop there later in the week. That might have been because I took a wrong turn but that’s a story for another day – forgot to bring the Navman.

All very tiring of course so we popped in to a delightful café called “il Cibo” in Market St.

'il Cibo' barista banging them out. Yum!
‘il Cibo’ barista banging them out. Yum!
'il Cibo' - a nice and light Caesar salad
‘il Cibo’ – a nice and light Caesar salad
'il Cibo' Chicken pie
‘il Cibo’ Chicken pie
'il Cibo' bean salad with fritter
‘il Cibo’ bean salad with fritter
'il Cibo' orange cake with obligatory whipped cream
‘il Cibo’ orange cake with obligatory whipped cream

After which we obviously needed a bit of a walk. This of course provided the perfect opportunity for my companions to do a little shopping so while they continued looking in the varied clothing and knick knack shops, I admired the local Church and Post Office and tinkered with my camera settings. Started the day with the ISO turned way up way too loud…

Wesley Church
Wesley Church
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office

That about did it for us though so we had to head back home for a relax and some rather nice Limoncello that we’d prepared earlier 🙂

Pallini Limoncello
What better way to chillax than to sip on a cool glass of Pallini Limoncello

TheTedster has moved

TallTed
I’m tall anyway but I love how sunset extends my reach 😉
Summer thongs
Summer. ’nuff said.
Yup, ten toes.
Tall people need long feet
Footprints in the sand
Footprints in the sand

From Munster, Perth:

Well, it’s Summer and I’ve been back in Perth again on holiday for a little over a week now and my tan is finally starting to push through. I’ve been in the water nearly every day – feels like it’s at least 20deg here constantly. In amongst all of that fun I’ve finally found time to review my online presence and the various blog and photo upload sites I created when I was last on holiday and blogging my way through restaurants and cafés etc. For the most part they were just too hard to use which is why I stuck with Facebook’s handy “Check in” feature. That’s just not good enough for sharing decent photos with a bit of commentary and it’s time to move to the next level.

So, I’ve taken the plunge with WordPress (highly recommend it). The result is that I’m no longer using Tumblr or WordPress.com or Facebook for that matter as my primary points for sharing my love of photographing food. Instead, I’m now centralising on this new site where I’m also going to expand my photographic work over time too now I have a decent camera and the patience to learn. Collaborating along the way I’m sure with my wife and brother as always. Their support and encouragement is infectious 🙂

Only as time permits though. Between my love of all things food, my increasing interest in photography, and of course as many of you will know, the need to finish building our house I still have to earn a crust!

Anyway, that’ll do for now. I spent the day at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle taking some interesting inside shots of sunken boats and such so I need to go through them and see if there were any decent ones.