Jan 5 - Mon. Our 3.5 hours return drive to Perth
from Margaret River seemed to go faster than our initial drive down after
limited sleep. We headed directly to an Australian aviation office where Jon
picked up some paperwork and then over to Janakot Airport, the large general
aviation facility. Our destination was the Royal Aero Club where Jon had
reserved an airplane for our use. Although Jon did not have time to
do a checkout to allow him to solo, we did take a one hour flight with an
After leaving the airport, we drove to our downtown hotel,
checked in and then set off walking to see the town. Perth is the capital city
of the State of Western Australia and has ~1.38 million people. Although it is
said to have more sunshine then any other Australian capital city, this was not
the case during our visit.
We wandered toward the northeast section of town and found a
lively district with shops and restaurants. We chose Italian after a month
of Asia cuisine. We had an early morning flight the next day so we were on our
way to bed right after dinner.
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