Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Beatle on Rottnest

We loved this anecdote in The Sunday Times recently: 'Beatle Paul McCartney was less than impressed with the island when he told journalists that Rottnest was perhaps "the rottenest island I've ever been on".

It's on a few places around the Internet so it must be true. Date? One blog reader, commenting on someone mentioning it, wonders if it was 1970s or 80s when Sir Paul was with Wings.

A Rotto Bloggo reader posted a link to some groovy 360 degree panoramas of the beautiful island. They're linked to a Google map and have a little description. The link seems to be an executable file, so you might want to have a look at the site here.

No sign of any quokkas, but the pic of Bathurst lighthouse has dramatic cloud and rain between the coast and the beautiful island. Use your mouse to rotate the image.

The Sunday Times also said Sting and Danny Green have been to Rotto. We saw former federal environment minister Ian Campbell there once. And a footy player who used to be AFL and now plays for East Freo - we've forgotten his name.


  1. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Would the footy player be Shane Woewoden?

  2. yes indeed: thank you very much.