Perth, AU – Tuesday, Feb 25th, 2014

I head back to Barrack Street Jetty to get a ferry ticket to the Perth Zoo. The jetty is accessible with a slight downhill to the dock. The ferry is very easy to board and a 15 minute boat ride across Swan River to South Perth. The zoo is an 8 minute wheel up Mends Street that has a slight uphill grade. I start through the zoo at noon. The zoo is pretty flat with the only real hill going through the Australian Walkabout Exhibit. There are accessible bathrooms throughout the zoo.

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They have an exhibit where you can go in the Cotton Top Tamarin exhibit. They were very curious about the chair and would follow me every time I would move.

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I leave the zoo at 3pm and wheel down the walkway along Swan River on the South Perth side through Scented Garden and St. James Mitchell Park. The walkway is very flat and easy to wheel. I head back to Mends Street Jetty to catch the ferry back to Perth. Mends Street is very accessible with a slight ramp down to the boat. I find The Brass Monkey, a place to shoot pool the bartender recommended last night. I have dinner and shoot a couple games of pool before heading back to The Emperor’s Crown. On my way back, there are a couple uphills that are a little steep by the Western Australian Museum. A guy asks if I need help up the hill and I say “no.” He takes it upon himself to start pushing me anyway and a I raise my voice and say “don’t push me.” For those reading this blog, please be courteous and ask if someone needs help but don’t be offended if someone in a wheelchair does not want help. I get to the hostel and the lift won’t work. I’m glad someone entered the hostel shortly after me. The door for the lift was not shut all the way. After he shut the door the lift worked fine.

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