Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Its official! Winter is finally here with a vengence. Sadly, there goes my morning bike rides. Today, it hit minus 2c at 5am and at 8am, it was still a freezing 1c.
I really look forward to my trip to Singapore next week to ride in warm weather for a change but then again, I'm hearing flash floods everywhere in the island. Probably need to get a folding canoe if this keeps up.
Think its time to take global warming seriously and we all do need to play our part.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Freedom to discover! This is what cycling is all about. In our usual rides to Point Walter, I've often wanted to press on 8km more to Fremantle, the historical portside city of Western Australia but somehow couldn't. Well recently, I managed to do just that.
The bike path straight to Freo was excellent and clearly marked, skirting along the beautiful Swan River until hitting Freo. I was amazed to cycle pass the holding area of the Fremantle Port where hundreds of brand new cars from all over the world were awaiting their new owners. Going pass that led to E-Shed Markets where it is the tourist/shopper's paradise.
Fremantle is also famous for its original markets, which is more than 100 years old. They open only on weekends and sell clothes, art and crafts, fresh food as well as all sorts of nibbles.
There is also a very strong coffee culture with numerous Italian sidewalk cafes, trendy beer cafes and great restaurants serving signature seafood cuisine. The famous Cicerellos proudly states they serve WA's No 1 Fish and Chips. I can't vouch for their claim but seriously,I think there are so many creative ways of cooking fish than just deep-frying breaded fish, popular as it may be.
When it was time to go home, I took the easy way out. I jumped into the train unfolded with great wonderings about catching the ferry to Rottnest Island for my next discovery!