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Friday, January 28, 2000
Margaret River to Perth, WA, Australia
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Perth, WA, Australia:
Latitude: 31° 57' 29" South
Longitude: 115° 49' 6" East
Altitude: 914 feet
From Seattle: 10375 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Kate and Stew

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Western Australia
Path:Margaret River - Perth, WA, Australia
Road Miles:187 miles
Linear:166 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1023
Miles Driven:-61680
Linear Dist: 201816
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 252
More stats...
Hotels: 326
Friends / Family: 275
Camping: 120
Hostels: 223
Transit: 65
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3642

Journal Entry:
Stopped in downtown Margaret River for a (very) early lunch - thinking that I shouldn't wine taste on an empty stomach, especially when I have several hundred kilometers to drive. On my way north I decided not to do any tasting. One, I just wasn't that excited by the idea; and two, I thought it might be better to take the morning / afternoon off since I'll probably be drinking with Kate and Stew (Met in Sydney a few days before Christmas, then again in Jillaby a few days after) tonight and this weekend.

Drove on up to Perth and with remarkably little effort managed to get in to town and park (how different from Sydney!) Wandered around Perth - everything seems so quiet and relaxed. Spent some time on the internet checking up on email. Called Kate and Stew and then went to sit down and have a soda while waiting for them to call back. Stew called, and we met at a downtown pub for a few beers. Stew announced that he'd just bought a case of Kilkenny, but he didn't have any glasses to drink it from - so we ended up "acquiring" four proper pint glasses from the pub. Drove back to their house and hung out a bit before heading out for a beer at an Irish pub and then diner at a nice restaurant.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Perth
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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