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Freemantle

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 12:38 (UTC+0800)

Freemantle is the Indian Ocean port of Perth, settled by colonists nearly two hundred years ago, with some fine period architecture still standing (including a small round limestone jail). Camilo took me on a walking tour. We slurped delicious Thai laksa for lunch at a cafe called "55", appropriate to my new age.

Across the tracks near the maritime museum stood an enormous submarine and a cut-away of its torpedo tubes. Nearby was a free exhibit of small steam engines chattering away in syncopation. The Rottnest Island ferry zipped past the short green lighthouse at the tip of the jetty.

In the evening came the soccer games and since two group matches are played simultaneously Cam put one on the television and the other on his laptop and we tried to pay attention to both at the same time.