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Massive rainbow over Lake Monger

Posted by Matt Hayden on Thursday, October 25, 2012,
A few weeks ago I was walking through Wembley. It was a pretty miserable day with grey skies and patchy light rain. When I crossed Harborne St I noticed a huge rainbow.

I headed towards Lake Monger so I could see it more clearly. It stretched right over the lake, just containing the Perth skyline. I couldn't get the whole arc in one shot, but managed to take some that show different sections of it. They don't do it justice but still give you an idea of just how big and spectacular it was.

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Lake Jualbup, formerly Shenton Park Lake

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, October 8, 2012,
There are several pleasant little lakes in the Perth suburbs. One of these is Lake Jualbup in Shenton Park.

I have fond memories of it from my childhood. Friends of the family lived just nearby, in Onslow Road. And we would wander down there sometimes. It doesn't seem to have changed much since then.

Its future does seem in doubt, however, due to hugely varying water levels. There is a local campaign to ensure that it is permanently full of water.

I do recall seeing tortoises there. And they ar...
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Lake Gwelup boardwalk photos

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, September 25, 2011,
Lake Gwelup is in Perth's north. It's technically not really a lake; more of a swamp. But it is quite a pretty location. It's a nice place to go for a walk or a jog. There's even a regular "fun run" held there.

On the northern side, just near Karrinyup Road, is a pretty boardwalk that juts out into the water and gives you a very nice view.

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