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Fri Sep 10 01:52:34 BST 2021
Rottnest is a very small island. Because of our climate here it’s good for holidays all year round. With only 45 km of roads and no private cars allowed you either bicycle or walk. Yesterday we trekked out to the West End, (next stop Mauritius) to check out the fur seals, dolphins and Wales, and the birds - all sorts from Ospreys down to swallows, but mostly gulls and shearwaters. The island is most famous for its Quokkas, of course, and the little beggars get everywhere. There was one enterprising individual at the pub who jumped on a bench, jumped onto the table, knocked over a glass and snaffled the cucumber from a Pimm’s. They’re quite fearless as no-one is allowed to touch a Quokka.
I don’t believe there was glacial activity here in the past. The island was cut off from the mainland thousands and thousands of years ago by rising sea water. I’m pretty sure any scouring is from the wind. With nothing to stop it all the way from South Africa you end up walking with a lean on the exposed side. Lake Negri is in the middle part.
> On 10 Sep 2021, at 6:43 am, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got curious so I Google Earthed it which does seem small and seasonal?
> Still it seems like a nice island to get away from it all. I also noticed
> the Northwest coast seemed to have had glacial scoring. I that the case?
> Did Australia have glaciers in the past?
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 4:34 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Sharon Micenko <wembleyware at gmail.com>
>> I?m on my first overseas holiday in forever. It?s a whole 20 km off the
>> coast of Western Australia, on Rottnest Island. Guess what? They have a
>> Lake Negri here. I had to smile. It?s not very long, though.
>> Gwynne: Ohhhh the quokkas! Have a lovely time.
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