Southern Coastline Day 179 - Rockingham to Esperance

Monday, Jan 18, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Today was to be our last day in Albany so we drove around the tourist routes to see "Natural Bridge" and "The Gap" and the "Blowholes" in the Torndirrup National Park. We also drove around Frenchmans Bay to take in the sights of the King George Sound (an enormous Bay) where from June - October you can see humback and southern right whales on an almost daily basis. Being January, there were no whales but instead we went to Whaleworld a whaling museum located at the site of the historic Albany Whaling Company.We spent a few hours there and learned much about the horrific whaling industry but also how it help to support a community.

Later, we stopped to do some shopping and split up so I could get the groceries and David could go to the the boy's shop for a UHF aerial, batteries, and bonnet rubbers to hold the trailer doors tight on the seal. we didn't realise until we got back that we had both bought "surprises" for each other. A bottle of Gin from David for me, and a cocolate brownie for desert for David from me. How cute.

We spent the afternoon browsing tourist brochures and then discovered that squid could be caught from the beach where we were camped. we don't need much motivation to go squid fishing and within an hour we had 4 squid in the bucket. We cooked 2 and put 2 in the fridge for another night. We threaded pieces of squid, onion and red capsicum onto wooden skewers and cooked them on our hotplate after marinating them in the satay sauce thinned with a little coconut milk. Served on a bed of jasmine rice with more satay sauce it was like going to a seafood restaurant.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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Always working not enough travelling!
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