This morning we toured the city where I found the juxtaposition of 18th/19th century buildings and modern skyscrapers quite charming.
We passed an area where police were clearing away a group of indigenous squatters. One would assume that people who sleep in the streets are homeless but our guide assured us that the squatters have lovely homes in the suburbs paid for by welfare. They sleep in the street making the city look untidy because they want to. I remember seeing similar problems with indigenous people in South America.
It could almost make me a liberal!
Fremantle was established as a port to receive many of the convict ships but now it is a holiday resort. All the buildings in the centre of Fremantle are protected so it is very quaint .
We returned to Perth by boat, the cruise up the Swan River took about an hour.
Tomorrow is a free day and I plan to do very little but rest and let my body catch up with itself.