We’re still down under in the beautiful city of Perth.
The weather is just amazing today. We should go explore, Liam.
That’s a very good idea. Now we’re going to go take a boat ride
outside to Rottnest Island, which is just outside Perth.
Guys, we’re on Rottnest Island and we got these really cool bikes to cycle around on!
Yeah, so we’re going to bike around the whole island, I guess!
We’re going to be going all the way around here and hopefully we’ll get to see some nice scenery.
Amazing scenery, yes. How long do you think it will take?
They said about 3-5 hours. Okay. That’s a lot of time to enjoy the views.
Let’s go check it out, right? Yeah.
I’m not so good at cycling by the way, just so everybody knows.
So, what are your hopes for today?
Well, I’m looking forward to seeing some nice scenery,
which we can already see now, some beaches, but most of all, the quokkas.
Oh, yes, the quokkas.
Guys, the quokka is an animal that you can only find here in Western Australia,
and apparently this island is full of them.
And they’re supposed to be the happiest animals in the world.
I know, and they’re apparently really cute. They look like mini kangaroos.
I hope we see hundreds of them. Yeah, let’s see. They should be here somewhere.
Yes. Let’s go find quokkas.
Oh wow, look! There’s a trail. Should we go over there?
Yeah, let’s go. He can bike. I’m not doing that.
It was harder than I thought. I think I’ll have to park the bike here.
Shall we? I overestimated myself. Yeah, let’s go.
I wonder what we’re going to see on the other side here.
I know. This is exciting. It’s like suspense, suspense!
Exactly. It’s building and building. Wow.
Okay, this is really pretty. That’s a really nice view.
It’s like out of a movie. You walk up and there’s a beautiful sea.
I can actually see, over there, a silhouette of the city.
Do you see that? You can see the skyline from here.
Yeah, that must be Perth. Yeah.
I could stay here. I could, too. I could get used to this.
The beach here is quite nice. There’s a lot of nice white sand.
I know. It’s a bit small, though.
Should we go try to find another one? Yeah.
By the way, the temperature is perfect. I know. It’s amazing.
It’s so nice. We have the best weather here in all of Australia.
Where are these quokkas? Quokka, quokka!
Look here, though. Does that look like quokka poo to you?
Yeah, probably. I don’t know who else might poo here.
Yeah, that’s a fair point.
Do you know what I heard? The hunters can touch the poo,
feel how warm it is, and they’re supposed to be able to tell by that how far away the animal is.
Really? Do you want to try?
No, I’m good, thanks. I was just about to ask you. No. Quokka, quokka, where are you?
I think we can find some, don’t you think? Let’s try. Quokka!
Oh my gosh! What?
Oh my gosh. What? What? Oh.
When I see them I feel like they’re on me.
Oh dear. They’re actually massive, though. Do you think you can go look?
You go first. I’ll go first.
Look at this web!
It’s actually huge. This is actually insane. Have you ever seen anything like it before?
No! And I don’t want to see it!
Let’s take a step closer, slowly, but mind your feet.
I’m being very careful with insects in Australia, you know.
Holy moly, guacamole. They’re so big.
Look at that. Yeah, that one is really big.
When it move, I feel like it’s on me. I swear, I feel like it’s on me.
That must be unpleasant.
I’m looking up and down at the same time just to make sure that there’s nothing on my feet.
Look, it came. It’s eating.
Imagine having one of those in your house. No! Stop. Don’t put that idea in my head.
I don’t want any spiders in my house. They can stay in the nature.
I can stay in my house. We’ll all respect the distance.
Can we please go?
Yeah. I guess it’s enough time by the spiders. Let’s go.
Just make sure there’s nothing on you. Yeah, good point, actually.
Now I’m going to cycle very fast.
You look like you’re wobbling a bit from side to side. How’s it going?
It’s going fine. I think I’m getting much better, but as long as we’re going down the hill,
I need to keep the brake on, so I don’t speed too much.
And your saddle is quite low, I see.
It’s a safety technique. A safety technique?
Yes, because then I can make sure that my feet can touch the ground if I need to brake.
So, you brake like this? Yep.
I see. Very interesting biking techniques here.
You focus on biking and I’ll tell you what I see, right?
Sounds good. Wow. Look at that.
That’s a really nice view, right? Oh my gosh, this is beautiful.
Look over there. It looks like a light house. It is the light house.
Should we go check it out? Yeah. Let’s go.
Oh, it feels so good to walk and not to cycle sometimes.
Yeah. Hold on a second. The lighthouse is there.
Shouldn’t there be a way there? Oh my gosh, you’re right.
I think we took the wrong way. What are we going to do?
I mean, we could go back.
Or we could skip the lighthouse and go look for quokkas.
I like the sound of that. Let’s do that. Let’s go look for quokkas.
It is pretty, though. It looks like a picture from a book.
That’s true. Quokka! Quokka!
Didn’t they say it’s supposed to be full of quokkas?
Yeah, that’s what they told us. And that they’re very friendly.
Maybe they don’t like us. Maybe not. Quokka!
I know they’re here somewhere. Oh my gosh.
We found a quokka. That’s so cute. Oh my gosh.
Guys. Is that the quokka?
Yes, there’s the quokka. Oh, there.
It looks like a mini kangaroo. Oh, it jumps like a kangaroo.
It’s like a big rat and a small kangaroo at the same time.
Oh, it’s so cute. I think she’s smelling food. She’s trying to find food. She’s sniffing.
It’s just kindly rejecting us. Please like us! Please like us. We’re very likeable.
That’s very cute. It’s got a tail like a rat.
That’s actually where this island got its name from. Rottnest.
Yeah, because they thought they were some type of rat,
but I think they’re way cuter than rats. They’re way cuter than rats with big eyes.
Should we give it a name? Yes, what should we name it?
Maybe something neutral. Mary? No, I’m kidding.
I would say Alex, then it can be both. Alex. It could be Alex.
Why are you trying to sound like a duck? I’m trying to attract it.
Maybe like a horse. Where did you meet a horse that sounds like that?
But that’s what you do to horses, right? I don’t know what that is.
I’m sorry, but we don’t actually have any food. We get fined if we feed you. 150 dollars.
Those are called the happiest animals on earth.
Apparently, there are three things when it comes to quokkas.
Number one: you can’t feed them, can’t pet them, and you can never hurt a quokka.
Who would hurt a quokka though? I don’t know.
They’re so cute. I know.
Should we go find some more? Yeah. Let’s go find one that likes me.
Yeah. The trees. They look like broccoli.
Oh my gosh, you’re right. They do look like broccoli.
Mmmm. It’s making me hungry.
There are quokkas everywhere. Look! There’s a quokka, and there. Quokkas everywhere!
There’s an even smaller one over there. There’s a baby quokka! So cute.
In the beginning, it was like we couldn’t find any.
We were really struggling to find any quokkas, but now they’re all over the place.
I know. I guess people are right. It is a quokka island.
And now it’s beach time!
Oh my gosh. This is so nice!
Let’s sit here, take a rest, and enjoy the view before heading back to the boat.
It’s a well-deserved rest.
Guys, what a day we’ve had!
We cycled around, there was so much beautiful scenery, and the quokkas!
And the spiders, too. Don’t forget the spiders. Yeah, I won’t.
Yeah, they were a bit scary. What do you guys find to be more scary?
The spiders or the snakes? Or maybe you don’t find either of them scary?
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Indeed. See you then! Bye!