Tuesday 29th April 2008, Perth.
We have spent the past two days looking for another caravan park as we are not completely happy with the one we are at. We have decided that parks in Perth have over-inflated prices for what they provide. It seems that if one wants a decent park they must be prepared to pay for it. This seems to be the general trend around the country nowadays, but capital cities are really going overboard in my impression. We did find one park though at Gwelup that has a price structure with a difference: they have a fee for a van with only one occupant, this is not often found anywhere else as there is generally a minimum fee that covers two occupants. This means that while Linda is in Melbourne I get a caravan park that I consider near the top of the range, but only paying the same cost as the cheaper parks, in fact the price is about the same as we are paying where we are now. It will cost us a little more for the first two weeks while Linda is still here but this will be subsidized by the group discount we receive for being a member of Top-Tourist.
During our travels around caravan parks we took it as an opportunity to see some of the Perth area, so seeing we were close we went to the coast for lunch. We did notice that the walking tracks along the coast in Perth are probably the best prepared of any we have seen in the rest of the country. It so happens the park we have chosen is close to the coast so I should be able to get in a lot of walking along the tracks. We also noticed that there are a lot of parks and reserves within the Perth boundary and during our travels it was a little hard to believe that we are actually in a capital city. We did travel close to, and got a glimpse of the city area but will venture in there at some later stage.