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Mar 20, 2019 - Albany Australia

After two days of sailing from Adelaide through the Great Australian Bight with no internet service, we docked in Albany today. Google Australian Bight and you will understand what it is. We rode out to a wind farm and long views. Unfortunately, after perfect weather for 23 days we had thunderstorms and overcast today. The one day we wanted pretty weather. Tomorrow we are in Margaret River for a day of touring then the next day we are in Perth. We have a 45 min round trip tender ride from Brussleton to Margaret River. We aren't able to get...

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Australian Adventure

Nov 11, 2017 - Albany

Our next stop was Albany, Western Australia. Evidence of the aboriginal presence in the area dates back 25,000 years, followed much later, 1627, by the Dutch and then in 1791, George Vancouver, then later again by the French. Another notable visitor was Charles Darwin on the Beagle. In 1914, over 41,000 Australian and New Zealand troops sailed from Albany on a voyage via Egypt to the ill-fated Gallipoli beaches arriving on April 25 1915. Over one third were killed or wounded there. We visited the National Anzac Centre which is devoted to...

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gerviv in Oz

Mar 7, 2017 - Albany

3 March Albany Woken by the magpies this morning. They are not at all like European magpies, they are black and white but the amounts of each colour vary from bird to bird, but they do have a beautiful song, however when they form a choir its a lot of noise. Anyway the sun was shining, looked like a beautiful day, so we set off to explore the area to the east, Two People's Bay Nature Reserve. So-called originally by a French whaler, after they met an American whaler ship in the bay, as Baie des Deux Peuples in honour of the two new...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Mar 4, 2017 - Wave Rock, Wagin and Albany

1 March Wow, it's March already, where has the time gone? Awake early again, though not due to the birds, must just be the early nights. I went straight out to catch Wave Rock in the early morning sun. Sun shone on the far end only at this time, but there was no one else around, always a bonus, after showers, breakfast etc., we walked to Wave Rock together, Ruth was distinctly underwhelmed, but agreed to follow the trail around the base of the monolith, the 'Hippo's Yawn Trail'. The vegetation changed as we walked around, due to the water...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Nov 4, 2016 - Cosy Corner

R & R day today. The wind from the evening before had totally died thank goodness and the sun was doing its best to burn off the cloud. We had both decided we needed a day off from sightseeing, so Ian headed off to the beach after breakfast to go fishing (again!). After doing a bit of tidying up I took the dogs for a short walk and would you believe, as I turned out of the campground to head up the road, who should pull up at the entrance to the campground, but Allan and Ruth! We all just burst out laughing! It really is starting to become...

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Nov 3, 2016 - Cosy Corner

We headed back into Albany this morning to have a look at the Museum and Brig Amity Replica. We had driven past the Amity a few times and Ian was keen to have a look at it. The Amity is a full sized replica of the first shipload of convicts and free settlers to WA. It was interesting to look it over but almost impossible to imagine how hard life would have been on board for the trip from NSW and then again when ashore to establish a colony. Albany has quite an interesting history with different events shaping its current status. Eg, many of...

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Nov 2, 2016 - Cosy Corner

Today’s sight seeing tour was to visit the Albany whaling station. It is now a museum but it was operational as a whaling station until 1978. As such, much of what is there is just as it was when whaling ceased. They even have the last whaling steam ship in dry dock and you can look over it. Ian was very impressed with the steam engines they used and most, if not all, could easily be made operational. There is a band of volunteers maintaining much of the machinery used both on the ship and land. Ian got talking to one of them and we were...

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Nov 1, 2016 - Cosy Corner

The wind died off overnight, so we woke to a dull, but calm morning. We had planned to drive into Albany today to see exactly how far it was from our camp and to determine whether we were going to move to a caravan park in Albany to make it easier to see the sights around the area. Well, it didn’t take us half an hour to get into Albany and our first stop was the Albany Heritage Park which houses the National ANZAC Centre and other ANZAC memorials. What a magnificent site. I hadn’t appreciated that Albany was the last bit of Australian soil...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Peaceful Bay to Cosy Corner Campground, Torbay (approx. 30ks west of Albany)

Another day today of not travelling far! We turned off the South-West Highway not far from Denmark and headed a little further east to Cosy Corner campground at Torbay which is about halfway between Denmark and Albany. (Isn’t Cosy Corner a cute name??! However, my favourite name for this region is Snottygobble Loop which is west of Northcliffe. Apparently Snottygobble is a type of eucalypt tree and the loop is obviously a loop through these trees- but because it was deep in national park we didn’t actually get there). Cosy Corner is just...

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Aug 29, 2016 - Albany - August 28 to August 29

Sunday August 28 to Tuesday August 30 Albany Sunday Well, another windy, wet and miserable morning – thank goodness for powered sites and our magic little electric heater! The flat farmland today gave way to undulating hills interspersed with lowlands covered with water – definitely been a lot of rain here! Much of the land looks quite swampy as I the drainage is poor. Some of the locals at the pub last night said that it was the heaviest falls seen since 1968 and the problem now was that it may affect the wheat as there has been too much –...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Dec 27, 2015 - Christmas in Albany

Merry Christmas one and all! The temp is about 60-ish degrees ( never sure about the Celsius conversion). We had a good time this morning, unwrapping presents, drinking champagne, eating cherries, bacon and croissants. Lovely gifts, and good wishes. Next, into the kitchen, all 5 of us (Darryl's sister Caroline is visiting) prepping the bird, the ham, the stuffing, the plum pudding, etc., etc.. Later on, two more guests arrived, Lyn and Kevin, and their Wire Haired Terrier, Ralph. That's a breed I've wanted to meet, as our dog Rufus...

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Dec 24, 2015 - Walpole to Albany

G'day mates! We are here in Albany now, in the lovely and comfortable home of Darryl and Corinn. Two days ago we left the cabin outside of Walpole and continued south-southeast on the South Coast Highway. We were prepped for a swim, because we stopped at Greens Pool in William Bay....gorgeous area! I can now say I've been in the Southern Ocean :) Okay, the water was quite cold, but the color of the water is very striking, and the beach is wonderful. The sun was intense. The bay is scattered with very large, interesting rocks. Afterward, we...

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