Sunday, April 4, 2010

York, Western Australia

Joan's birthday on April 2nd saw us invited up north of the river for lunch with her sister Dorothy and husband Mike. The restaurant is named Spinnakers and we enjoyed a very nice lunch watching boats,large and small, moving around Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Later Joan had her chemo pump removed at St. John's and she was free for the remainder of the fortnight. When we got home we decided to broach a bottle of Moet which was a present to me for my 70th in November. Hmmn...we think Australian $7.00 sparkling bottle-fermented wine is better! Martin, our son gave Joan another French champagne for her birthday and although it was much less expensive, was better than the Moet.

Yesterday we decided to go for a drive to York for an antique show and photography exhibition. It was a lovely day and a nice drive of around 100 Kilometres. With some recent rains there was a touch of green to fields en route.

York was the first colonial town established outside of Perth and Fremantle and has a wonderful colonial feel to it with many old stone buildings, interesting shops, a motor museum,a few nice pubs and public buildings. Sorry we didn't take any pics.

Not so long ago we did think of putting an offer on a magnificent house in York on 3.5 acres. Had we have done so and been successful, we would be doing lots of travelling on a fortnightly basis for chemotherapy sessions in Perth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Someone gave me a glass of Moet recently. I also thought it was overrated.