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Perth, Western Australia: Destinations Ascot Waters Marina, Wild Life, Kilns Café - Day 4

Ascot Waters Marina Apartments
Ascot Waters Marina Apartments.
After our all day outing, with the family, to Wireless Hill on our Perth trip yesterday, day 4 was mostly a rest and relax day. However we did start our day with a bit more exploration of the local walking trails.

This time we walked the other way along the Swan River track heading toward Ascot Waters Marina that was less than a five minute walk from our apartment.

The Marina itself was quite impressive with all the various boats and the surrounding apartments. It was hard to tell if each of the buildings were just one large home or a series of apartments linked together with common areas. 

Moored Boats, Ascot Waters Marina.
Moored Boats, Ascot Waters Marina.

We couldn't really decide, since anyone living right on the Swan  River, and in a marina, no less, probably has the money for a large home, and would be less likely to settle for a smaller apartment.

'Bellarina xxvii' by Len Zuks
'Bellarina xxvii'
by Len Zuks

Inside the Marina we came across an interesting statue of a half naked women who did not look happy. Probably had something to do with her arms being tied behind her back. There was no information on the statue but later we learned from a local visitor's guide book it was called 'Bellarina xxvii' by Len Zuks, and was commissioned in 1992.

Street Library Box.
Street Library Box.

On our walk through the marina we came across the first of several dedicated Street Library boxes in the area. While I'm no stranger to the concept of a street library I've never really seen them just scattered around randomly along walking paths in the suburbs. It did cross my mind that if we had these in Gawler SA, most of them would get vandalized (and probably set on fire).

Also on this walk I noted a particularly funny sign, because it stood out in such an urban environment, that said 'Wild life Crossing'. In my head I first pictured lions, tigers, and bears, then I went to late night party goers still partying all the way home (the terms 'cougars' and 'grizzlies' also crossed my mind).

'Wild Life Crossing' Sign in the suburbs.
'Wild Life Crossing' Sign in the suburbs.

The sign is actually to warn of ducks and other native wildlife crossing from the nearby lake. I pictured a late night, night clubbing duck returning home. Thought I might try to AI an image along those lines and photo shop it into my photo of the sign.

After going much further than expected on our previous walk along the Swan River, my partner Enigma, searched the area on her phone, locating the only café within walking distance.

Kilns Café.
Kilns Café.

Kilns Café is actually located on the front of an aged care facility but is also open to the surrounding community. We ordered some breakfast. Enigma had a bacon and egg wrap, while I had a chicken, cheese, and avocado focaccia (Turkish bread) and tea. It was here we found information out about the marina statue.

When we got back to the apartment we basically spent the morning relaxing by the pool. I don't swim so I read a book while Enigma alternated between swimming and relaxing, and reading on the lounge next to me.

After lunch I left Enigma to her own devices while I went to visit my sister for a catch up chat at her home.

On the way back I picked up KFC to take home for dinner, and that was pretty much our day.


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