Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Albany 2011

We are now back from our annual holiday in beautiful Albany, Western Australia. We stayed at the Albany Gardens Caravan Park located in town. Here is our tent with our car in the right hand background.

We did a lot of walking and hiking. We walked the entire length of this beach from Emu Point to Middleton Beach. It took just over an hour.

Walking up Mt Clarence to the war memorial. It was cold and very windy.

And of course we had to climb further to see the towers.

We also visited a lot of museums and historic buildings.
This sewing kit was issued to soldiers in the Vietnam war.
This exhibit was at The Princess Royal Fortress on Mt Adelaide.

And of course you just can't escape the cooking and dishes etc.

Before you knew it, it was time to pack up and head home.
The tarps and tent etc. laid over the top of all this before being covered with another tarp and tied down. The little car travels quite well with this load.

And of course no trip is complete without a little retail therapy. As I celebrated my birthday while in Albany I made sure to support the local quilt shop (LQS). I haven't taken any pictures of my few bits yet but will try to later in the week.
Off to the WAQA today and my QuiltWest meeting.


Barb said...

Looks like you had an amazing time..glad you are homes rested and safe.

Allie said...

What a beautiful place - I'm drooling over that beach, and shivering while trying to feel the warmth of that sun! Happy, Happy Birthday Shari!

Stephanie said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks and sounds like you had a great time! We're thigh-high in snow right now, so no camping for a while longer here...

Sheri Howard said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

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