Perth Western Australia is the west coast state capital on the east coast of the Indian Ocean. Perth central business district (CBD) new sky scrapers overlook the Swan River. Perth is the interstate and international gateway to tourist attractions of Western Australia's pristine environment including some of the world's best beaches, natural and man made parks, including the huge hill top Kings Park with views over the Swan River and Perth CBD. Also the Marmion Marine Park on the Sunset Coast is a wonderland of sea life. Settlers from many different countries have come to live along side Australian Aboriginals and developed Perth's multicultural population which includes Europeans, Africans, Asians such as the large Indian and Chinese communities. Visit Fremantle or Northbridge for a variety of ethnic cuisines from all over the world. Greater Perth extends 100 kilometres from the satelite cities of Joondalup in the north to Mandurah in the south. They are connected by a regular, frequient modern train which runs along side the 6 lane freeway. Feeder bus services from Perth's suburbs connect with train stations in the middle of the north south Mitchell Freeway. Perth has just come out of a long cold wet (for us)winter so the stone fruits should be plentiful in the summer of 2016 / 2017.