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Day 35 - Saturday 9 June 2012

Albany

Temperature this morning was 10at about 8:00 am, with a clear blue sky - the shorts were out again. While Di did 4 loads of washing, David went to the Dog Rock Shopping Centre for the weekend papers. If you think that's a strange name for a shopping centre have a look at these photos, there are a lot of granite rocky outcrops in Albany, and they just build around them.

Dog Rock

Dog Rock

Another rocky outcrop

Another rocky outcrop

After finishing the washing and reading the papers we went into town to the farmers market, where we bought some crusty bread and some honey. On the way back to the park for lunch we went up to the Anzac Memorial at the Mount Clarence Lookout, then over to the Princess Royal Battery on Mount Adelaide.

At both sites there are memorials to the first 2 ANZAC expeditions that assembled in Albany in October 1914 and December 1914 prior to sailing for Gallipoli. Both expeditions were composed mainly of the Australian Light Horse and the NZ Mounted rifles. The first convoy comprised 36 Australian and NZ ships, while the second convoy comprised 16 ships. Di has a special interest as her great uncle Leslie James Corrigan sailed with the Australian Light Horse in the second contingent. He survived many battles at Gallipoli and in Palestine only to die from malaria a couple of weeks before the Armistice in 1918. As their last sight of Australia before they left, Albany is a beautiful place.

ANZAC Memorial to the Desert Mounted Corp

ANZAC Memorial to the Desert Mounted Corp

Di with the Gallipoli Pine at the ANZAC Memorial

Di with the Gallipoli Pine at the ANZAC Memorial

King George Sound where the ANZAC fleets assembled

King George Sound where the ANZAC fleets assembled

Di at the Australian Light Horse exhibit

Di at the Australian Light Horse exhibit

Ataturk Entrance Princess Royal Harbour at Albany

Ataturk Entrance Princess Royal Harbour at Albany

Woodchips as well as grain are Albany's major exports

Woodchips as well as grain are Albany's major exports

A 6 inch gun at the Fortress

A 6 inch gun at the Fortress

Baracks Building at the Fortress

Baracks Building at the Fortress

Naval Exhibits at the Fortress

Naval Exhibits at the Fortress

At the Fortress there is a Memorial to the US Navy Submariners that were lost at sea during the Second World War - a total of 374 Officers, 3,131 men on board 52 submarines are still on "Patrol".

US Navy Submariners Memorial at Albany

US Navy Submariners Memorial at Albany

Posted by TwoAces 04:23

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