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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CONFERENCE: RWAustralia (Part 1)

I had never been to Western Australia, so this year when the Romance Writers of Australia conference was going to be in Fremantle, WA, I jumped at the chance to see more of my home country. And wow, it was worth the turbulence-filled trip over to the west coast!

The conference was held in the beautiful Esplanade Hotel, right down on the waterfront of Fremantle and within walking distance of so many restaurants and cafes. It made for a great excuse for going out for coffee and meals!

The Esplanade

A friend and I discovered Joe's Fish Shack the first night we were there - I highly recommend going there for a night or three, if you're ever in Fremantle. The service, the ambiance, and the food are well worth it.

Joe's Fish Shack
Inside Joe's - old memorabilia of all things coastal & local

I had a few cocktails, and could not go past the seafood chowder (yes, I ordered it three nights running!).

An Aussie Gold - my fav cocktail at Joe's

To-die-for Seafood Chowder!

I also shared a Seafood Platter for One with my friend as well as tried the grilled sea perch.

Upmarket fish 'n' chips! Yummo!!!

My friend and I also took a turn or ten on the Skyview Ferris Wheel the first night when we wandered the waterfront. It gave a great view of the foreshore and the lights of Fremantle.

A great way to check out Fremantle up high
Next post I'll share some of the highlights of the RWA/Harlequin cocktail party!


  1. Kylie love those photos! Wish I could have been there too =)

  2. Thanks for the memories, Kylie! That chowder was to die for... Oh, the fish... Wish I had a Joe's nearby but I'd probably be the size of a mansion!

    Cath xo