Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a great festive season celebrating with your friends and loved ones. I am in sunny Perth, Western Australia for the holidays, so the blog has been a bit neglected.
Life in Australia conjures up many different images – the great wilderness of the outback, stunning landscapes and amazing indigenous wildlife, laid back and friendly locals and probably the most famous of all – great beach life. After a few weeks in Perth it is easy to appreciate why. Australia is the only island continent and the sixth largest country in the world with a land mass of about 7.692 million square kilometres. This land mass also gives the 23 million Australian population a coastline of 59 736 kilometres to explore and enjoy. The state of Western Australia alone is bigger than India, accounts for around 40% of the Australian land mass and 30% of Australia’s coastline. For those living in Western Australia, that’s just under 100m of beach per capita, compared to mainland Scotland, which is about 15m per capita. Continue reading