I took a trip out to Rottnest Island a couple of days ago. The beaches look tropical, but the center of the island is a mix of scrub land and unusual salty lakes. It’s pretty cool.

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Here’s another shot…

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The island was named Rottnest (Rat’s Nest) because William de Vlaming thought the native Quokkas were big (cat sized) rats. Here’s one of the little fellas.

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They are really tame. They walk right up to you without a care.

After taking a bike ride round the island I spent some time on the beach. Sorry to anyone present who was subjected to my incredibly white body. 🙂