This is our Photo Tour of the Retro Rewind free event put on by the City of Wanneroo last weekend.
When we arrived the car parks, overflow car parks, unused ovals and road verges we’re getting near to full indicating that this event was already a big success.
Normally we avoid crowds and head for the peace and calm of the middle of nowhere but sometimes you just have to get out there and be social.
I couldn’t help snap a shot of this gorgeous red Firebird as we walked through one of the car parks looking for somewhere relatively peaceful to have our late lunch.
What better spot to have lunch than relaxing by the pool!
OK, so the pool is full of dirt & grass and a little run down but it is the first ever public swimming pool in WA. That has to count for something!
I forgot to take a photo of our lunch so just imagine us sat with our feet dangling in the cool blue water munching on a chicken salad role and sipping home made iced tea 🙂
The Carnaby’s Cockatoos were out in force for the event, noisy as ever but the music from the live bands still got through. A perfect blend of nature and live music, I’m sure the local inhabitants will forgive us this once 🙂
Yanchep Inn was busy being the other place people went for lunch (of course there’s no swimming pool there) …
Free cider tastings in the beer garden were more popular than this image makes it look, honest!
Table 56 is still waiting!
Just kidding, it must have been crazy in the Inn keeping all those people fed & watered.
The live music was awesome …
and the shade was the place to be.
There was also a collection of market stalls selling stuff.
We found an interesting market stall with lots of old tools …
and this interesting display case of … old tools in the shape of women’s legs …
Definitely got my interest 🙂
Then we met Desmond, people like Desmond are why we love market stalls.
Desmond loves what he does, it’s a hobby about which he is amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Desmond collects tools in the shape of women’s legs (among other things), some of which were made up to several hundred years ago.
We chatted to Desmond for quite a while about his hobby, his life & his passions. He wants to help young people learn about history and the way things used to be done.
The stall was full of all sorts of old tools and just felt awesome. Keep it up Desmond!
There were several interesting stalls in the market, I always love anything to do with cars 🙂
The YNP Volunteer Association had a stall along with a mock cave for the kids to go exploring in, I saw several explorers in the making.
What better way to experience the event than to sit back and watch from a distance!
The Roo’s were out early and a couple of young boys were making the most of the experience down by the old boat launching jetty’s.
Amongst all the fun and frolics some people still seem to find the time and space to relax with nature 🙂
Talking of nature, we love to find our own spot to relax away from the hustle & bustle.
Great wildlife photo opportunities are always available if you know where to look.
I love a great silhouette 🙂
We had to stop by the Koala enclosure and guess what, despite all the music & fun they were fast asleep. This guy actually moved, not a lot but he did move!
I love Magpies and I was trying to get this guy to look at me for an eye to eye shot.
Needless to say he always looked away just as I got the camera ready so I got Maggie to walk behind me and he gave her the evil eye!
Still looks like he’s looking at me though so don’t tell anyone.
Final shot of the day as we sat in the car relaxing and listening to the “Color of Magic” audio book together.
We had to wait until our son finished work at Chocolate Drops to give him a lift home (his car is being repaired after someone reversed into him 😦 )
You can’t end a day better than sitting in nature and doing nothing.