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Albany

Just a few km South of Albany is the Torndirrup National Park with a stunning if treacherous coastline

 

Torndirrup National Park

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The Natural Bridge

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'King Waves' on even the most calm days have swept tourists out to sea here.

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The Gap

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"don't stand there!!!"

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that's better!!!

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fabulous sea and sky

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the Blowholes

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..now remember the story about Kairen throwing the map out of the car window in Yosemite NP in the US?

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...is this Laurie retrieving a map that may have exited from his car window?

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he claims that he was just orientating the map with the road!!!!

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Stony Hill

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Albany from Stony Hill

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The old Cheynes Beach Whaling Station has been turned into a museum to the whaling industry.

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The skeleton of a pigmy blue whale.  The full-size one is half as big again.

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These were some of the last victims of the whaling station that closed in 1978

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Oil storage tanks that have been cleverly converted into cinemas

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A whaling boat

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engine from the whaler

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the gruesome head saw, for cutting of the whale's head

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the fleshing deck where whales were cut up and the blubber torn off using winches

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the boilers for rendering down the whale meat and blubber

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aboard the whaler

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'well, hello sailor'

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'what's down here?'

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we finished the day at the wind farm that powers Albany.

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not surprisingly it was windy (and quite cold)

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'air head!'

We REALLY enjoyed Albany.  A very picturesque town, proud of its history and preserving and presenting it well. 

Vancouver House was a real indulgence and we were thoroughly spoilt by John and Linda.  We even purchased one of Linda's fabulous fruit cakes.


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This page was last updated on 19-10-2005.