It is good to remember the blue-sky days Jim and I enjoyed together in Perth a few weekends ago now that the storm clouds accompanying Cyclone Cook are gathering over New Zealand. We met there because it’s about half-way between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland. Neither of us has ever been to Western Australia and we thought Perth was lovely. The city is easy to navigate around and the free buses are a boon. We spent a morning in the impressive art gallery and ate some delicious food in stylish cafes. We caught a ferry down the Swan River to Fremantle, which is delightful. It was exhilarating to watch the Fremantle doctor creating white horses on the Indian ocean. We also strolled through the magnificent King’s Park, Perth’s botanical gardens perched high over the city and the Swan.