Don’t say it like ALLLbany because that will highlight the fact that you’re a blow in east coaster, (and someone might put their drink on you), have to get that AL sound out at the start. Anyway it is yet another gorgeous town on the southern WA coast. It was actually settled before Perth. A beautiful place and surprise surprise there’s rocks here too, just like the rest of the country. But the rocks here just seem to pop up beside the road as you drive down the street, very charming. There is the Dog Rock shopping centre and all. You’ve gotta love a place that knows how to embrace their rocks.
We spent a day looking round town and going to the ANZAC memorial (it was the first place in Australia to have a dawn service and a lot of ships took troops from here). We also took a tour through the Amity which is a replica of the brig that bought the first European settlers to the area.
Next day we went to this guy’s property to see his chainsaw sculptures. In the afternoon we went for a walk down the beach and played in the playground. It was a bit wet and windy here but that didn’t stop us from going to The Gap and Natural Bridge which are……. you guessed it rocky things along the coastline here. Very impressive.
We caught up with Justin and Alex for our first night here too so we had a tiny party in the ‘quiet room’ above reception for my birthday and had cake. Kids had lots of fun.