Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Albany, Australia (continued)

Northeast of Albany is a nice beach and recreational area called Collingwood Park.
There is a quiet beach, newer homes, and a lot of Araucaria heterophylla .

This native of Norfolk Island, located between Australia and New Zealand, is a favorite tree of mine.

Street in the center of Albany.

 Unlikely spot for a tall ship.

 A young man assisting me at the Sydney Airport, as I was leaving Australia, asked me what was my favorite place in Australia. I quickly answered, "Albany". He replied, "You were supposed to say Sydney!"

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Albany, Australia

After we left Perth, continuing on our 30 day journey on the Dawn Princess around Australia, we headed south.The further south we traveled, the colder and windier it became. Upon docking in Albany, the first thing you notice are large piles of wood chips. There is a tremendous export business of wood chips to Japan.

Dawn Princess at port of Albany.

 World War I Memorial

View from hill near memorial

Underground weapons bunker

Preparing cannon for firing

Daily firing