Hi All, Just a few pics of my recent 11 day trip to Rottnest Island situated approx 19klms off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. Whilst the trip takes approx 30 mins from the coast off Perth my boat is penned in Mandurah which adds another 1.5 or so hours to the trip up the coast. The trip wasn't without incident: Day 2 - Inflatable floated off when I was walking along the beach with my daughter on a rising tide :smt089. After running 400 metres along the beach/across reef and then started swimming to Africa I soon realised: a) how unfit I was; :huh: b) how quickly a 40 klm sea breeze can blow an inflatable out to sea; :wow: c) how much joy my daughter got out of witnessing the fiasco. :smt043 I can't thank the fisherman enough who retrieved the driverless inflatable exceeding the speed limit through and out of the mooring area. :smt038 Day 7 - Noticed limited water flowing out of the generator exhaust outlet. Seaweed had been pulled up the the raw water intake and had blocked the intake hose just prior to the strainer as it had banked up against the strainer hose nipple. After clearing the blockage, still not full flow and inspection of the impellor revealed 2 lobes missing. Changed the impellor and all was good. Anyway without further ado: Our transport. The fleet, admiral and first mate. Water clarity in approx 6ft of water in the mooring area. The island is an A-class reserve. A short trip to Hotel Rottnest from our mooring. Hotel Rottnest looking back over the mooring area.....arguably the best pub in the world....spent many an afternoon here over my lifetime. Biggest rats in the world - and how the Island originally got its name which was historically derived from "Rats Nest Island". Actually they are Quokkas and are part of the marsupial group. Pinky's Beach - one of the less popular beaches but an example of the bays around Rottnest - family in the foreground. Selected pics of Thompson Bay mooring area. Tender area in front of Hotel Rottnest - guess which one is mine after day 2. :grin: View from the top of one of the operating lighthouses on the island - the road in the centre of the pic leads back to Thompson Bay. Boats are predominantly Rivieria flybridge boats in these parts, with a smattering of Searays, Maritimos, Mustangs, Caribbeans and Bertrams.