Perth

Hello again
from leaving Busselton we have slowly moved north up the west coast staying at the Serpentine caravan park just south of Perth, unfortunately I have had a few set backs health wise and found my self not moving much from the caravan park, my body just started to burn up so poor Robyn has been up most nights throwing ice packs over me with extreme pain in all the joints, so we only went touring one day out of the weeks stay, I have since been to the doctor and had bloods and presently on large amounts of cortisone, bloods have revealed severe Rheumatoid arthritis, (Bummer) we are currently in Jurien bay about 250klm north of Perth and have managed to get an appointment with a Rheumatologists in Perth next Tuesday, so all should be better when I get on the right meds 🙂 it just goes to show if you want to do things in life don’t put them off you just don’t know what’s around the corner, Robyn and my self would like to thank all the wonderful people we have met since being in W.A, so many offers to stay and park our van in there driveways, we cant believe how welcoming the caravaners are and hope too meet you all again.
so long story short im feeling much better and with a few life style changes and lots of drugs (and wine) we will be back on our adventures.

A small church Serpentine

A small church Serpentine

As mentioned above we went out to Fremantle for the day I was able to get around and went on a tour through the old jail, I definitely recommend this tour so much history and hardship within these walls.

Fremantle Jail

Fremantle Jail

Not a nice place to be cooped up all day

Not a nice place to be cooped up all day

This is where the inmates got to spend an hour a day if they were good.

This is where the inmates got to spend an hour a day if they were good.

Repent !!

Repent !!

Three tier cell block

Three tier cell block

Punishment Yard

Punishment Yard

Robyn on the Whipping post :-)

Robyn on the Whipping post 🙂

And for those that got out early.

And for those that got out early.

as you can see in the photo’s it would have been a hard place to do time, after leaving the jail we went for a walk down to the Fremantle harbour and had some fish and chips and a look around Fremantle, I really like the place it has a good vibe, very cosmopolitan many alfresco cafe’s and historic old buildings I could have stayed for weeks just photographing the buildings.

Fremantle Harbor

Fremantle Harbour

High St Fremantle.

High St Fremantle.

Well that’s about all we got up too in that week, not the best week we have had just a small set back, hope for better weeks to come. 🙂

13 Comments

  1. mumanddad

    WHAT ABOUT PERTH??? ARENT YOU STAYING THERE AT ALL?? tHOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO MEET UP WITH HEATH AND PAULA WHEN THEY ARRIVE ON THE 2ND APRIL?? GLAD YOU ARE FEELING A BIT BETTER JOHN

  2. Margaret Gordon

    John so sorry to hear about your health setback. We certainly hope the specialist can help and even better that it is a temporary condition!!Thank goodness you married a wonderful and patient( I remember how long it took for the proposal:)) woman. All the best to you both. Put your feet up and rest.
    John and Margaret

    • robyn congerton

      Wow margaret you have an excellent memory, I had to think hard on that one lol.
      Fingers crossed the specialist will help, as some days I’m not that patient 🙂
      John is resting and trying to be a good patient and do as he is told. Xx

  3. linda

    Hi Robyn, John and Jock
    Pleased your feeling better John, good job you married a nurse.
    That jail does not look like a nice place to stay
    love Linda x

    • robyn congerton

      Hi linda,
      john says he thought you said he needs to stay there lol 🙂 🙂
      I don’t know if me being a nurse helps as I’m not very diplomatic haha
      take care love the congos xxxxc

  4. Geoff and sharon

    Hi john and robyn hope your on the mend john I also have ra and know what your feeling don’t despair you with get good once on the right meds, lovin the photo’s and the jail looks creepy take care guy’s and happy travel’s.
    cheers
    sharon

    • robyn congerton

      Hi guys, thanks for the positive comments on RA, we are onto a new diet and swimming, so with this and some meds we should be back to doing the things we love soon 🙂
      Glad your enjoying the blog xxxx

  5. Amanda cooney

    Omg so sorry to hear johnny bravo has been no good it must be the weather disagreeing with you your joints are missing tassie . I hope you are feeling better and so pleased Robyn is there to look after you . The jail photo was pretty cool sent shivers through me . Take care and enjoy as you said you never know what’s around the corner . Luv the Cooney’s xxx

    • Thanks Mandy i have had a bit of a rough time, but once the pain is controlled it wont hold me up, Robyn has us on lentils fruit and veg diet with swimming in the mornings and bike riding in the arvo, all for the good or so she tells me 🙁 lol and the prison was amazing 🙂 thanks for the post love the congo’s.

  6. David Donna and oscar

    Howdy guys sounds like your loving the travels, Hey john sorry to hear about the setback don’t listen to the docs try more lubrication of the joints via the mouth lol.

    • Hello d,d & o hope your travels are all good haha yep lots of fluids going in, on some good meds now and feeling great where are you at the moment, we are about to get up past Geraldton hope we catch up in the North.

      • David Donna n oscar

        We are at Mackay we might be staying around this area for awhile to try building up the bank balance
        your photos are amazing. Glad your feeling better
        Happy travels to you all

        • John

          Hi Guy’s we know Mackay well as we used to live up the road in Bowen for many years, its a beautiful part of the world where your at, hope you find work there and your keeping up the rock and roll nights on Tues, Robyn and i always have a laugh on tuesdays as one of us always say’s “Rock n Roll Night” when we sit down for a beer on Tuesdays evenings, so hope we can share a few more of those with you guy’s, stay safe and travel well
          The Congo’s

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