Who would have foreshadowed that I would come to make Western Australia my home. The photo above was taken in the early 1970s when I was on holiday in the West. We were visiting Yanchep National Park, north of Perth. I was wearing my embroidered, flared jeans – all the fashion at the time :-). Black swans were everywhere in Perth at that time but they are a lot harder to find today as the population has increased and crowded them out to some degree.