Saturday, January 31, 2009

Joseph's Day Out

I was up at the ungodly hour of 5 AM this morning to catch Lance Armstrong in the final stage of the Tour Down Under. Unfortunately, I don't get the sports channels and was greeted with instructions on how to upgrade my Foxtel cable plan instead. So I sensibly went back to sleep.

When I finally crawled out of bed just after high noon, I was in the mood... the mood to drive. I started to drive towards Fremantle but when I got there I kept driving. This is what I kinda call 'using the force' to drive. I usually use it to try and get somewhere in particular, but I used to use it while bike riding to just get lost.

I eventually wound up at Point Peron aka Cape Peron. I got to see two dolphins jumping around in the water which was pretty damn cool. There is also a pillbox style observation building on the hill built during World War II. I tried to get pictures of the dolphins and the pillbox, but the sun wasn't cooperating with the iPhone's camera which is pretty much crap. Here is a link to a picture of the pill box that I googled.

Joe's Fish ShackIt was still kind of early so I tried to use the force to find somewhere else interesting, but I found it was taking me back home by a much more efficient route than the way there. So I swung back through Fremantle and had a late lunch at Joe's Fish Shack. Yes, that's 'Fish' not 'Crab.' I was hoping to get my favorite BBQ Dungeness Crab, but they don't even serve crab which is probably why the changed the name around. I went in looking for the souvenir shop thinking I might be able to buy a "something smelt fishy at Joe's" t-shirt, you know like the "I got crabs at Joe's" t-shirts they sell at their normal restaurants. They didn't even have a counter of over priced 'Joe's' themed merchandise! Can you believe it?


Anonymous said...

why werent you at global gamejam that you signed up for?

Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

Something came up yesterday which I didn't finish with until very late. After which I wasn't really in a state of mind cohesive towards the event and instead decided that I'd get more benefit from spending a few hours driving down the coastline of Australia by myself.

Still in a bit of a mood as you can see, though the dolphins helped a little.

Anonymous said...

ah sorry to hear that. hope things are all cool now.