Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar, Secret Garden Cafe, Kalamunda Mountain Trail

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Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

I need Hermione's time turner in order to for my posts and reality to be in step with one another again... but till then, I shall work hard. In real-time, I am in week two of the semester when school-duties start to get a little bit heavier. I am comfortably settled into the pace of life (read: sl-o-w-w-w) and fixated a certain daily routine, so all is well. So today, what do we have in this post? Recalling the day I went to one of my favourite places in Perth: Point Walter Sand Bar.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar
Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar
Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

Point Walter Sand Bar is nothing short of amazing. It is very exotic, and looks somewhere straight out of a geography textbook. The sand bar extends into the Swan River about 1km outwards, a narrow strip of land. In some areas, it is submerged in water and if you wade through, it's about knee-deep for adults as tall as I am (~158cm). It brings a lot of brilliant ideas to what a beach day could be like! The view across the sand bar is gorgeous too, a staggered mapping of dream homes with private boat jetties in their backyards.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar
Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

The natural wildlife around here is very diverse, with scores of black swans just waddling around, seagulls fluttering, and jellyfishes (warning: look out, do not step) floating about. You probably won't notice the jellyfishes unless you looked out for them, there are some transparent ones and the darker ones looked like seaweed.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar
Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar
Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

Crazy hair going on.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

Jump! This is really an awful jump as compared to the times when I actually trained (three years ago and counting). The comforting thing is, at least I'm off the ground.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

Tired from jumping.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

I see a rock. Hence, I will stand on it.

Perth Day 2 - Point Walter Sand Bar

Such a lovely, lovely place! I adore it so much for its serenity and its one-of-a-kind geographical landform.

Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe

Is it just me or... Love Me Like You Do came out in January, but has only begun fervently played all over town this week? Blasting from windows, cars, shops... everywhere. Not that I mind because this song has been in my head non-stop. Ellie Goulding is a pop goddess! Alrighty, let's get back on track on lunch at Secret Garden Cafe, a mystical floral-themed cafe set in South Perth. You'd probably not realize that it hides a gorgeous backyard dining space if you were to just see from the street, which appears to look like an unimpressive regular cafe and another florist shop front... just as well, because those who know this little secret are already flooding the place during peak hours.
Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe

The backyard alfresco area is enormous for a cafe, even with a dedicated area for a children's birthday party, a bridge, and different sections depending if you want to bask in the sun or dine under a roof.

Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe

Fulfilling my garden nymph dream by venturing into the herb/ flower garden at the other side which is accessible for cafe guests. It makes me feel like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, it is quite, quite magical.

Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe
Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe
Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe

Nature at every turn, such an amazing detox for a city dweller like me.

Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe
Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe
Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe

These are some of the dishes we tried at Secret Garden Cafe! You can check out the lunch menu here. The meals presented are quite large servings (serves one hungry man); I felt very happy after eating because it feels very healthy with a dose of refreshing, cold, fresh salads and the chips are not over-fried or oily at all... yet it's delicious and satisfying. Nevertheless, the main attraction is still the ambience and scenery you can enjoy while dining in the picturesque cafe.

Secret Garden Cafe
64 Angelo Street
South Perth WA 6151

Perth Day 2 - Secret Garden Cafe



Perth is a treasure trove of countryside, forests, wildlife and blue skies. One of the ways to enjoy all these is to drive through the Kalamunda Mountain Trail (thanks to Evelyn's parents ^_^) which has a vantage point that overlooks the city and the forest range surrounding it. It's a pretty magnificent sight and a different way of experiencing Perth.
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
Some sights along the way, shot from the car window! There was a little haze hovering in the air because of some bushfires; the summer heat in Perth was really quite merciless.
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail
AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail

We were kinda spying on the house with the swimming pool from where we were, thinking how wonderful it'll be to live there (and plunge into cool waters every summer)!

AmiexExchange 11: Perth Day 2 - Kalamunda Mountain Trail

Some other pictures from the way back home. The sky is so intensely blue; it feels unreal. There are also no tall buildings for miles ahead, except in the city area. This creates a very relaxed atmosphere wherever you go.


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