The last time I went to Rottnest Island was in 2013. My housemates and I rented bikes, and we cycled around the island. Cycling around the island was great! It is the easiest ways to enjoy the beautiful and scenic views at your own pace, but your butt is going to be sore. Everywhere you looked, it was blue and gorgeous! I remembered being so tired after that trip because I wanted to soak EVERYTHING. In the end, I was over stimulated and overwhelmed that it felt like didn’t get to do much.
I told myself, the next time around, I am going to take it slow. Fast forward four years later, Don had a day work trip to Rottnest Island and said I could tag along! I was a little worried that it was going to be a cold, windy day because Perth had a random cold front after weeks of sunshine. Lucky us, the sun came out to greet us. It wasn’t too hot nor was it too cold. It was a perfect spring day!
We didn’t do much on the island. We hung around at one spot (The basin) the whole day and ate. Occasionally, when Don and I got tired of sitting down for too long, we went for walks along the beach. We watched a bunch of guys playing their makeshift cricket. Watched kids look for “treasure” and build sand castles. It was the most relaxing day ever! Spending a day or more at Rottnest Island is good for your soul (but maybe not your wallet). Don and I decided that we are going to make a compulsory trip to Rottnest Island every year.
To top off our trip, on the way to Hillary Boat Harbour from Rottnest Island, we saw whales migrating! The ferry slowed down for us to see them swim around. It was such an experience to see them flap their fins, breach and do what whales do. They’re so unpredictable, and I managed to catch one them flipping out of the water on video.
Can’t wait for our next Rottnest Island trip!