The city of Mandurah is the second largest city in Western Australia. Located about 70 km south of Perth and well-connected by highway and more recently by train, it has boomed and become a favored place for retirees as well as the playground for the rich. It also happens to be where my mother-in-law has lived for more than 15 years. My wife and I have made a few trips during that time to visit her and have seen the place grow from a small community to the city it is today.
If you take a boat ride through the wonderful waterways and canals, you will get to see many multi-million dollar homes along the waterfront.
But for me, of greater interest is that Mandurah sits astride the shores of the Peel-Harvey Estuary which makes it an important place for waterbirds and marine life. Therefore, on that same boat ride, you may also be fortunate to see dolphins.
On one such trip some years ago, the dolphins played alongside the boat for quite a long while. Dolphins like to swim just in front of the boat where they get the extra push of the bow wave created by the boat. Anyway, this all gave me the opportunity to take the following shots. These were originally taken as slides and was only recently scanned into digital format. The quality of the photo was unfortunately affected by the process. Still, I hope you enjoy these.