The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog





















A lie in and bacon and eggs before travelling back into town and the Princess Royal Fortress nestled on the side of the hill overlooking King George Sound. There were showers on and off all morning so we had to juggle the outside displays on the grounds - look out posts, gun placements and large gun displays as well as the very good displays housed in the various revamped buildings (barracks, married quarters etc). This included a Light Horse display, stories of individual Albany indigenous soldiers, the story of Padre White, the man who instigated the first Dawn Service ( here in Albany). Unfortunately there was a bike event on the road to the Anzac lookout on the hill and we could not get up to the site. Some of the views out to King George Sound are beautiful - when the sun broke through it was even more spectacular. We spent about 3 hours at the fortress, including having a quick coffee at the very nice cafe before heading back to the caravan park. The fortress is very good place to tour and well worth the effort - the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We then came back to the caravan park to play some more cricket and tennis in the afternoon.

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