My parents and a friend arrived from Portugal on the 2nd December to spend 5 weeks with us.They hardly had time to recover from their long flight when I whisked them off to the south coast of Western Australia.
We traveled to Denmark where we stayed for 6 days taking the opportunity to visit all the touristic sights around the area.
Denmark is a rural town with under 2500 residents and is an attractive town for retirees and people seeking a country lifestyle.
It's income comes from timber, cattle and dairy and in later years from wine producing due to it's fertile soil, with tourism being a growing business.
The weather turned cold as soon as we got to Denmark and we were thankful that our little rented cottage had a fireplace, it certainly got used every single night!
Our home for the 6 days was Francisca's Cottage - cosy, well decorated and well equipped too. It was situated in a quiet residential area surrounded by bush about 3km out of the town centre and 7km from Ocean beach.
|Francisca's Cottage from the front|
|The cottage seen from the back garden|
It was too cold and wet to go for a swim, but we managed to get clear weather to take some photos of Ocean's beach. It's a popular surfing beach, but only a couple of surfers braved the cold sea...
|Denmark's Ocean Beach, taken from the lookout - Inlet at the end, and surf live-saving club house at the top|
|Denmark is a very clean and tidy town|
|The Denmark River with the South Coast Highway Bridge|
|The park by the river had some friendly ducks that ate bread from our hands|
|On the Inlet the swans, ducks and pelicans were abundant|
|The "Man chair" outside a little boutique was a great idea - men can sit and read while the women shop!|
The sign reads - Ladies shop without a care while he relaxes on this chair.