Lovely to see you.
Last time I left you admiring the flowers at Singapore's Changi Airport but now we've caught another flight to Perth Western Australia, our final destination. Arriving at night, it's the subtle spicy scent of the trees that is so noticeable but the next day it's the staggeringly spectacular deep blue sky that's astounding. Bluer than the bluest thing you've ever seen, especially if you live in the UK!
We're going to start with a few maps to get the scale of things as that's something that you need to get used to. It's Autumn and the weather is the equivalent of a British Summer around 26°C with a bit of a breeze. Sunset's around 5:33 on 8th May, which is followed by a series of twilights - civil, nautical and astrological each lasting about 30 minutes so that the stars appear at 6:57, even in the City, the Southern Cross and the Milky Way shine out.
Despite all the obvious differences - the plants, strange bird calls, verandahs on the low lying houses, wide roads - I felt at home. Perhaps it was the language, the cars driving on the left or the abundant English town and street names.
We'll take a look around and see what we can see.