“I Went in for a Snorkel and Ended up Relaxing in theShallows”
I visited Rottnest Island with some friends on a Saturday. After a big morning riding around the island exploring we settled into our accommodation. Everyone was exhausted and decided to rest, but I chose to keep exploring.
Just outside our accommodation I found a place called Bathurst Point, which has one of the two lighthouses on Rottnest Island. I grabbed my underwater camera, went in for a snorkel and ended up relaxing in the shallows where I took this photo.
The clarity of the water was a pleasant surprise. I have done a lot of diving around Western Australia and Rottnest Island is definitely one of the best places for a clear snorkel. The other thing that surprised me was the amount of marine life so close to the shallows. It was a great experience, and I’m glad I kept exploring that afternoon.
Russell Blaikie is a well-known West Aussie chef and partner of Must Winebar shares his tips for some great local places to visit in and around Perth – and where to eat! As a chef he combines the best of his international experience with local Western Australia produce in the kitchen. The rest of the time, he just loves living in Perth.
In Western Australia the journey really is the destination. For me the south west is a mix of rugged natural landscapes, history and fresh local food. You taste the region, as much as you see it, and this culinary road trip takes in the best of the coast, nature and food from WA's south west.
Picture yourself coasting along, cruising past tall timber forests and lush valleys, and winding around coastal roads beside rolling surf. The best part? Being able to stop when and where you want to explore the scenery and sample delicious produce.