The Basin, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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Rottnest Island, Fremantle, Perth  Western Australia.  Reef, Indian Ocean, Pine trees water ocean
Rottnest Island holds a strange fascination for me.  It has a long history and has been used for many purposes since settlement.  My great grandfather was the lighthouse keeper for a while and my nan spent a couple of years there as a girl with him and her mother.  She tells some amazing stories of life on Rottnest back when it was a prison for convicts and when Quokkas were on the menu.  I think what makes Rottnest special is it isn’t over developed.  Once you leave the main settlements you are on your own.  I have had so many wonderful times throughout my life riding my bike around the island and exploring all the bays.  It is amazing that you can be so close to a large city yet feel so removed from it.  I love my times at Rotto.

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