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Day 38 - Tuesday 12 June 2012

Albany

A cool morning, 10 degrees at about 7:30 am, and an overcast sky. However the sky gradually cleared to a bright sunny day with no wind, but given that the forecast for tonight is for the equivalent of a category 2 cyclone, I think that it might be the calm before the storm. As we are leaving tomorrow for Perth we visited the supermarket to restock, then filled up with diesel, and generally prepared the rig for moving on.

After lunch we decided to take advantage of the sun and drove around the Headland to have a look at the brig Amity - a replica of the ship that brought the first contingent of 19 soldiers and 23 convicts from Sydney in 1826 to establish a settlement. What was very noticeable was the difference between the crews quarters that had about 4 ft 6 ins headroom, and the fairly plush surroundings of the officers with over 6 ft of headroom.

As I sit here updating this blog (9:00 pm) the rain that started at about 7:30 pm is slowly getting heavier. The storm front is expected to pass over between 10:00 pm tonight and 2:00 am tomorrow morning. They expect conditions tonight to be worse than last Sunday's storm, which we thought was not too bad here in Albany. We have packed everything away in preparation for leaving Abany in the morning, so there is not much more we can do but hope for the best.

Ataturk Entrance to Albany's Port

Ataturk Entrance to Albany's Port

Albany's woodchip terminal

Albany's woodchip terminal

Albany Convict Gaol

Albany Convict Gaol

The Brig Amity

The Brig Amity

Crew hammocks

Crew hammocks

Di in the hold

Di in the hold

Officer's quarters

Officer's quarters

The Officer's wardroom

The Officer's wardroom

Di keeping us on the straight and narrow

Di keeping us on the straight and narrow

The Amity's steering gear

The Amity's steering gear

Albany's port from the Amity

Albany's port from the Amity

Posted by TwoAces 06:06

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