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Day 34 - Friday 8 June 2012

Wagin to Albany

We had some heavy rain overnight, but it was clearing as we got up this morning. Went to the newsagent for a paper before we left, however they only get 2 Australians and they were both sold before we got there. We were hitched up and ready to go at about 9:30 am.

Ready to leave Wagin Travellers Rest Area at the Showgrounds

Ready to leave Wagin Travellers Rest Area at the Showgrounds

We stopped for a coffee at Katanning. The sign as we entered the town proclaimed 50 specialty shops, but we think that more than half were closed and empty. No doubt this will become the fate of many rural towns in WA as the mining boom continues. The country-side on the way to Albany was very green as they have had plenty of recent rain.

Our trip today was about 230 Kms and we arrived at the Middleton Beach Beach Caravan Park at about 2:30 pm and were allocated a tent site with no water, no sullage and only an extension lead for power. After a trip to the office to complain we were offered a free upgrade to an on-suite site. Eat your heart out Frosty! We initially booked for 4 nights but after a visit to the local Information Centre we decided that as there was so much to see we booked for an extra night. Our site is virtual waterfront as we just have to walk over the sand dunes to be on the beach.

Middleton Beach Caravan Park, Albany

Middleton Beach Caravan Park, Albany

En-suite site at Middleton Beach C.P.

En-suite site at Middleton Beach C.P.

Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach

Looking out to sea from Middleton Beach

Looking out to sea from Middleton Beach

We spent an enjoyable night watching Geelong beat Carlton, albeit on a 2 hour delay - Di really enjoyed watching after she found out that the Cats had won. She always did read the last chapter of a book first to make sure that it had a happy ending!

Posted by TwoAces 05:54

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