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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bather's Beach, Fairstar and The Raw Kitchen, it is all about Fremantle."


Yesterday we had the best day out. We traveled down to Perth on the train and then caught another train to get to our final destination Fremantle.
The first thing we did was find the local tourist bureau because we needed a recommendation for a vegan cafe for breakfast. A place called Roots and Greens was recommended and  found to have what we needed. After spending some time enjoying our meal and people watching in the sun it was time to explore.

Bather's Beach Fremantle.

 First stop was going along the esplanade and fishing boat harbour area then we stopped at Bathers Beach for a while. We don't get to see the ocean where we live so this scene was a big change to our usual outlook.

Lucy, Bev, Ian- Bather's Beach Fremantle.

 Of course we had to take a selfie at the beach. After this we had a look through the Round House which used to be a goal. Thank heavens we weren't around back when this was in use. There was a set of stocks inside the courtyard which kept prisoners contained for quite a long time and even nailed there ears to board so their head wouldn't move when people were throwing things at them. Can you imagine that happening in a first world country today.

Then it was time to visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay. We hadn't been here before and I was totally in awe of this building. Just outside are walls and walls of  names of people who came to Western Australia as part of the migration schemes that the Government ran in the past.We soon realised that Ian's name would be on one of those walls. After looking for ages we gave up and went inside and found a book with all the listings and were even able to purchase a print of the Fairstar the ship that he and his family came out on in 1965. On one of the museum's levels we even found some items from the ship. A real bonus to the day out. If we had more time we would have taken a tour of the submarine that was there. You don't realise how huge these are. The Museum was certainly worth a visit because there was so much variety and learnt so much.

The Raw Kitchen Fremantle.

 Then it was time to catch a CAT bus straight to where we wanted to have lunch, The Raw Kitchen. I have heard absolutely wonderful reviews about this place. We were certainly not disappointed at all. It is my type of place to eat, lots of fresh vegies. The decor is right up my alley too. Lots of recycled furniture and quirky bits and pieces. It also has some amazing staff, no need to write down your order, they remembered it all.

Pesto Pasta.

 We decided to share some plates. First was the Pesto Pasta, which was so bloody good! This would have had to have been our dish of the day.

Caponata Pizza.

Pizza had to be on the menu so we chose the Caponata Pizza, this was finger licking good. I truly mean finger licking because we spent so much time licking our fingers while eating this. (in a good way.)

Seasoned Potato Wedges.

 Now I don't normally eat chips or wedges but these seasoned potato wedges were to die for. I even called into a health food shop later in the day to get some Sumac to make some at home.

Billabong Brewery Ginger Beer and Peruvian Caramel Smoothie.

For drinks Ian chose a Ginger Beer which was so gingery and refreshing and Lucy and I shared a Peruvian Caramel Smoothie. This was so filling and delicious. I don't think we could have had a whole one each.

Caramel Slice Choc Mint Ice cream and Cherry Ripe Slice.

Seeing we had gone such a long way to visit we couldn't leave without trying the desert menu. I chose the Mint Choc Ice ream, this was like eating fresh mint, something which I love. Ian chose the Caramel slice and Lucy chose Cherry Ripe, both so yummy.Now a few family members have Birthday's this month so we have decided to take them there for lunch. I am so sure they won't be disappointed.

All in all it was a great day though rather long as we caught the train at 6.30 am and arrived back home at 7.30 pm.

We had a great start to Autumn, did you get up to anything special on the first day of Autumn? I would love to hear about it.

Happy days.
Bev C


Lin said...

'A Grand Day Out' as they say! You managed to pack a lot into your day out - how lovely. Those potato wedges look gorgeous - I bought some sumac in UK last time I was there and now can't find which recipe I wanted it for! So if you have a link to a recipe for those potato wedges I would love it please? Lin xx

KimM said...

What a great day! And that food - YIKES! Can you send some of those potato wedges to me?

Terri said...

What a wonderful day! My kind of day. Love hearing about your foodie adventures, and beach and museum adventures. So fun!

Clare - Aimetu said...

What a fantastic day :-) a great start to autumn. We started spring instead with daffodils on St David's Day

Christine M said...

Sounds like a wonderful day out. You have made me hungry with all those photos of yummy food! xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Whstba lively day out Bev! How far are you from Fremantle? Good tucker too! Wow, fancy pinning the ears back...how cruel is that!

Shasta Matova said...

Sounds like a great vacation day! Thanks for taking us along - I haven't been that far south, so it is nice to at least see it in pictures.

Julia said...

Tourists for the day....Love Freo. Must check out those places to eat, sounds wonderful.

Pauline W said...

Hi Bev. And hello to Miss Lucy. Sounds like the three of you had a great outing, lots to see and lots of yummy food - what more could anyone ask for?

Fiona said...

what a lovely day out.... I am so amazed at how cruel people can be to other people... those foods look amazing.. it's so nice they tasted good too...


Maria said...

A great post, Bev; very interesting! I'll take note of the places you saw and where you ate that delicious looking food as we hope to travel west later this year!

Karen S said...

What a wonderful day and a great way to spend time together.

Draffin Bears said...

Hello Bev,

I enjoyed reading about your day trip adventure to the coast and liked seeing your lovely photos.
The food looks delicious too.
Happy weekend

Deb said...

I love day trips, Bev! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time. I especially liked seeing the people photo! :)

Kim said...

How lovely to escape the heat and visit the coast. My word, that food looks delicious!