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... a few kilometers before both Alex and I got too ****** off with all the flies that we decided to turn back. One thing they don't mention in guide books is the persistent flies here! I've never known anything like it. Again and again they'll keep coming back and flying in your face. That cork hat I got as a slight joke present from my EON colleagues now seemed like a bloody good idea!
The park seemed ...
Off to the beach for a swim on this beautiful hot day in Albany with Rob and Deb, they drove us to Gull Rock Beach, a lovely calm beach tucked away out of the wind. We swam out to were the old boiler from a sunken ship was, swam back, laid on the beach for a while before going to Nippers Cafe for a delicious lunch.
We went over to visit Dot, a friend of David's (Irish girl) sat and had a cup of tea and ...
... is shut for salmon season during February-March. East Bay Beach is close by and this is another free camp that is only about 20 metres from the water. We only stayed 2 nights as Kay was wanting to get to Albany to buy Christmas presents. We stayed at a free camp called Cosy Corner East that was close to a beach but had no ...
... We settled in and went to the beach. Though there were warning signs, people were swimming, the waves were small, and the beach was shallow. We found that this is similar to America, over protective signs to reduce liability. When we got back there were new neighbors. We had a twin Mitsubishi and the two guys were playing American football! We thought they were American but it turned out they were French.
The next morning Chris took me to the beach, coffee ...
... National Park including a the blowhole, the gap and the natural bridge, all bits of the coastline that used to join Australia to Antarctica when it was all Gondwana - spectacular scenery.
Just to really top of a great day, as we were coming back around the bay to our campsite, we saw another bunch of whales just off the beach at Middleton Beach, which gave Dana and Charli the opportunity to also see these gentle giants.
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TravelPod Member Reviews1849 Backpackers Albany
We stayed here back in March 2014. It has been one of our favourite hostels. The staff are friendly and the place is clean and in a great location to all attractions. The pancakes in the morning are AWESOME. Wish we had more time
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