I stopped at the shop and got milk, so had to hurry back with it. Otherwise I would jave tried to get some photos of the building works that are going on at the hotel. Or had a beer. Or both.

I got back and went for the most refreshing swim. It’s hardly a hot day, but four hours of walking made it pretry easy to throw myself in with no hesitating.


I’ve had to give up on my camera because it’s battery has died. So I’m stuck with the phone. Although, there’s something good too about being able to describe photos as soon as I take them, rather than waiting and maybe forgetting why i took them.

Like this strange rusty bouy thing on the beach, but probably this is a bad photo and shouldn’t be used.

Rusy bouy on the beach near the Army Jetty
Rusy bouy on the beach near the Army Jetty (2019-09-24)

Army Jetty changes

Heading back to the Settlement now, and I’ve stopped at the army jetty to have a look at it now that the unsafe concrete decking has been demolished. It’s a bit boring now, just a groyne, but good that it’s nit going to squash anyone I guess!

English: Looking towards the shore on the Army jetty, with new limestone visible in the foreground where the concrete decking was removed in 2019.

Army Jetty with new part.jpg (Taken on 24 September 2019) by Sam Wilson
(taken with LG G6), CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Cycle to Perth

I cycled to Perth yesterday, mainly as a way to stop thinking about things. I didn’t really think there would be any OSM mapping to be done on such a popular route, and there wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for the roadworks along the freeway

End of the cycle-path, thanks to roadworks
End of the cycle-path, thanks to roadworks (2019-08-17)

which forced me to cross over the overpass and ride through the streets of South Perth. The official detour ended and I could have crossed back, but I carried on… through non-cyclepaths and large detours around intersections.

Footpath to the Old Mill in South Perth
Footpath to the Old Mill in South Perth (2019-08-17)

I looked at the map, and it did actually look like there was a whole path along the golf course that wasn’t on the map, but actually it was added a month ago and OSMand hasn’t updated yet.

But it was interesting to see the new timber shingles being put on the Old Mill.

New shingles being installed on the Old Mill, South Perth. — 2019-08-17 The Old Mill, roof renovations 1.jpg (17 August 2019, 13:47:05) by Samwilson, CC-BY-SA-4.0.