Our main activity on Rottnest Island was cycling, and to be honest, I was a little nervous. The last time I had cycled was when I went to Rutherglen, and I remember having trouble starting, stopping and turning corners because the bike was too big. Fortunately for me, the bike at Rottnest was manageable (it was still slightly too large but my feet were barely able to touch the ground) so the ride was a lot smoother this time.
The scenery was just beautiful. We were a little wimpy at the start and stopped every 10 minutes or so for snacks and drinks, but soon we picked up the pace and cycled about half the island, which was just a little over 10km. There was the ocean..
..and lovely greens and lakes. I got tired so easily at the start, I didn't think I would be able to finish the whole route, but after a while it somehow took less and less effort to pedal. I was probably too distracted by the beautiful surroundings. I would have loved to cycle the 22km route, but unfortunately we were running short on time.
The best part about the trip was meeting quokkas, also known as the happiest animals in the world. They are the reason the island is called Rottnest Island, as they were originally mistaken to be rats (hence rats' nest). We saw these cute little furry animals just chilling under some trees, and have I mentioned that they are so, so cute?! I tried enticing one with some leaves and managed to get a close up.
Soon 4:30pm came and we were ready to head back to Fremantle. We were all so exhausted that we all fell asleep on the ferry ride. I am so glad I got to see this beautiful island. It was a day well spent!