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Day 10: Saturday 7th January

Albany

semi-overcast 20 °C

It was raining this morning – not much of an incentive to get up. We had a lazy morning as the weather gradually cleared up a bit. We rode into town and went to the historical area. We did a self guided tour of a replica of the Brig Amity which came to Albany to establish the first European settlement in the western part of the Australian continent.

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The Brig Amity

We visited an interactive museum with displays about sea life and lighthouses, and with an amazing photo exhibition. There was plenty of history about the area.
We had lunch in Albany and walked around having a look for a while.

We have a ongoing debate about whose bike gets the most attention from passersby (mine of course!) When we were parking a young couple walked past. She said to me “I love your bike” and he agreed. As they walked past Glenn’s bike I said “You’d better tell him you like his too.”
We rode out to the peninsula to Whaling World, a former whaling station and did a tour. We were then free to wander around the site and explore the whaling boat now berthed there. There was an impressive display of whale skeletons.

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Whale skeleton

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The Whaling ship

On the ride back we stopped at the Blowholes.

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The Blowholes - they were blowing, it's just hard to tell!

We rode back to camp. The campsite at Emu Beach is fantastic. It is well set out and centres around the camp kitchen where meals are cooked and those of us with inpowered site try to charge our phones, cameras, intercoms… everyone is very friendly. Lots of people comment on our bikes and chat about where we’ve been and what the next destination is. So many people have asked how we fit everything on the bikes!

Posted by Jo vanEmmerik 07.01.2012 21:36 Archived in Australia

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