Albany, Australia

The Girls on the Grand Sea

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Albany, AU was a funny little place to stop.  On the Southwestern shore of Australia, it is a friendly Victorian town.  It was founded in 1827 as a military outpost.  It is actually the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia.  Known for whaling and it’s military base, it also has substantial natural beauty.

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Most of our group went out to the Torndirrup National Park where they hiked to an isolated beach.

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From there, the hike lead to the Natural Bridge.

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Everyone could also see the Gap, where waves rush in and out with tremendous force.

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While everyone else was hiking, Amanda ran the Bibbulmun Track.  The Track is “one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.   

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