Tuesday 4th May - Friday 6th May 2011
Days 34 - 36 - Adventuring in Albany.
Wednesday 4th May
Day 34 - Car Service and Whale World.
Another cool night, but I was warm using my sleepingbag as a blanket.
I was up at 6am, showered and ready to go to the Nissan dealer, but I was early. Shock, horror, I was too early, so I was on the Internet and left camp at 7:30
and arrived at the dealer at 7:35am and sat in the 'lounge area' and updated this website on my laptop. Service complete no unforeseen dramas with the
mighty Navara, $339 later, I am out of there.
First port of call was Repco, where I purchased a box of light globes for our fiver costing $5 for 10 globes. While at Repco, I mentioned to Brett the salesguy,
is there anywhere that will repair my flat hose, he suggested a Bearings place on the other side of town. I get to the Bearings place and the guy put a
stainless steel hose clamp on it. I didn't even think of a hose clamp, anyway all fixed. So it was a very successful morning.
This arvo, we are off to the Whale World.
Well, Whaleworld must be the best attraction that I have visited in all our travels, I loved it. The guided tour was so imteresting, David our guide took us
through the whole process of dragging the whales up the ramp and then cutting them up into manageable pieces and extracting the oil and using all the bits
of the whale, bones and flesh. The whale chaser Cheynes IV was extremely interesting to walk all over it, being tall, I couldn't work on the boat, it
would be too uncomfortable.
Whaleworld is very near the end of the southern part of King George Sound, consequently, after leaving Whaleworld, we drove up all the roads leading off the
main road (Frenchman's Bay road), this lead us to the cliffs above some beautiful beaches and to the blowholes. At the blowholes I walked the 800meters
down the cliff to the blowholes, as the ocean was calm, the blowholes weren't working, but every now and then they would grumble but no water spurts. Bastards.
I also had to walk all the way BACK UP the bloody cliffs, I was rooted. Marg sat up the top of the cliffs and waited for me. We eventually arrived back at camp
in the dark about 5:45pm.
Whaleworld and scenic photos here.