WA, is short for Western Australia, in case your are wondering. WA is the largest state of all the states and territories of Australia, occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. For a Wikipedia view of Western Australia, click here.
It was October last year when we went to WA. This trip is not the first time for Margaret, but it was my first ever to this part of Australia. It is also the first time I will meet with Margaret's childhood friend SL and her husband LL. Their son is getting married later in the week. Being October, it is spring here at Down Under, that time of the year when the wild flowers for which WA is known for, is at its best, in full bloom.
We touch down at Perth, the capital city and met up with SL and LL who then whilst us off to a place call Bunbury, an easy two hours of driving south from Perth.
Bunbury is the third largest city in WA after Perth and Mandurah. It is a port city and is situated 175 kilometres south of Perth, in the heart of the Geographe Region of Western Australia.
We arrived at Bunbury just in time for lunch but it took us awhile to get our bearing right before we found our hotel; Mantra Bunbury Hotel. The interesting thing about the hotel is that part of the hotel is made up of four grain silos built in 1937 that have now been transformed into residential apartments.