A couple of weekends ago we went to Rottnest Island with Evan. It was his last weekend in town and Beau was growing quite attached to him!
Rottnest Island was named after the "rats" that inhabited the island. But they came to find out they were quokkas (sounds like cwackers in Aussie lingo). They are about the size of rats but they have hind legs and pouches like kangaroos and hop around. They were not skitish at all and the kids went right up and petted them and according to Emilia they are very soft.
We took a swim before our tour around the island and could really feel the currents and the kids got knocked over by the waves.