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Albany

On the bottom of WA

semi-overcast 19 °C

And what a lovely bottom it is!!! Albany has a population of 30,000. It is a lovely city mafe famous by shipping. Ther harbours and waterways are spectacular. The beaches have no surf but are amazing and fishing is everyones hobby or job. The temperature in summer months averages about 20 degrees max. Albany was first settled in 1826, two years before Perth. Albany boast at being the first white settlement in WA as well as having the best natural harbours in the World. There are a lot of perennial rivers, dense karri forrests, farmland and WA's most temperate climate.

Ship in the main street

Ship in the main street

Albany is 408km south-east of Perth on the stretch of the coast that looks out onto Antartica which is 7,000 km south. Usually the rain falls between April & October and it is usually only 37 inches per year.

Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach

There a lots of lookouts and great shopping in Albany.

Harbour entrance to Port

Harbour entrance to Port

Albany is a very pretty place and the people are lovely and only too happy to help a tourist.

wonderful waterways

wonderful waterways

Our old neighbours from Walpole, Vicky & John (crom Cessnock) are parked next to us again. This happens so often when you travel. The same people keep popping up now and then. It is such fun running into people you have previously met. You swap a few stories and share a few yarns. It is a little like meeting your family members again.

Nest stop will be Esperence. Not sure when....

Posted by anne.muld 16:26 Archived in Australia

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