There are numerous travel bloggers to be found on the net, but very few write about their home town. And it occurred to me recently just how beautiful my home town is. Well Mandurah is officially a city but that brings visions of lots of skyscrapers and a busy CBD, which Mandurah doesn’t have, so I like to call it a Town.
I am extremely fortunate to live here, 1.5kms from the town centre, an easy stroll along the water’s edge. Whilst on my (I’d like to say daily but that would be a lie!) walk I had the privilege of witnessing a mother dolphin and her calf playing in the Estuary. This is not uncommon, as there are a couple of dolphin families living in our Estuary, along with pelicans and many other birds. It’s not unusual to sit in our front garden and watch the colourful parrots bathing and feeding, right there in front of us.
Mandurah is a town right on the ocean’s doorstep with magnificent beaches and huge Estuary for boating, crabbing and fishing enthusiasts. Before we came to live here, we would spend weekends in the marina on our boat. I always thought it would spoil the “holiday” feeling if we moved here permanently. How wrong I was! Mandurah is a holiday town, no two ways about it, and whether you live here or are just visiting, it always has that “holiday” feeling. It’s just that kind of place.
So what else can I say about Mandurah? I never realised how much I take for granted until I started writing this post. I live and breathe here, yet I have had to stop and really think about what to write – I thought it would just flow out! But then maybe that’s because there is so much going on here, which bits do I include? The restaurant scene? The arts scene? The festivals? The watersports? The spectacular sunsets?
Have you visited Mandurah as a tourist? What did you like most about it? Were we a friendly lot? Would love to get your feedback on my town. Do you want to know more about Mandurah – you ask and I’ll post it!
Perhaps just some images in this post and more details in more posts…………….. stay tuned!!