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Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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King River Palms Caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Denmark to Albany...and other places.

Not much to report on this leg of the trip as I just went straight through, as once again, National Parks are off limits...

I did however get well and truly lost trying to find a 'freebie' Sometimes I think they just put them in the Camps book for the fun of it...the only thing I did find was a lookout after going around in circles for over an hour.
I was quite surprised by the size of Albany and its well laid out city. On arrival there is a replica of The Brig Amity. The original was built in New Brunswick, Canada in 1816, as it was around 2 pm when I arrived I decided to look through it before finding a park for the night. Bugger me if half way through the battery died in my camera. 

Back to the van and off to find a park and settle in for the night. 

I found one about 8kms out of town near the bank of a river. 

Within about an hour of being there, the park's cleaner came over and started chatting, as most people do when they see the van, and thankfully he did, as he put me on to a local mechanic who does a service for $90. Wow!
I rang and explained that the van was overdue for a service and that I also needed a new headlight, and the wiper fixed, ok bring it in and we shall see what we can do.
I booked the van in for the next day.

After 3 hours and an extra $150 they replaced the headlight, fixed the gear lever and wiper and also the washers. So much cheaper (and friendlier) than the big smoke!

Next day it was a drive around town, then across to the other side of town to Frenchman Bay, Stony Hill, which were dog friendly, as for getting a glimpse of The Blow Hole (which I'm sure isn't as good as Kiama anyway) and the The Natural Bridge they were off limits.So another copy and paste photo for you...

File:Albany Natural Bridge - human figure to scale, Western Australia.jpg

By the time I had see all that I could, it was once again time to find a place for the night, a lovely park on the water's edge, with Albany across the bay, and enough space for the dogs to run freely.
After a great night's sleep it was off to Porongurup, Mt Barker and around the Stirling Rangers.

But before leaving Albany I took a self guided tour of the Old Goal and one last look around town, before the rain set in.



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