Albany and Around

Albany from the Lookout at Mount Melville.
Caution shared trail.

Albany is a city at the southern tip of Western Australia. It’s known for its beaches, such as popular Middleton Beach. East of the city, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is home to secluded Little Beach.

CHEYNES IV is a whaling vessel built in Norway in 1948. It came to Australia in 1970 and worked from Albany until whaling in Australia was halted in 1978. CHEYNES IV is now located at Whale World in Albany WA and is Australia’s only sea-going whaling vessel on display. It represents the final chapter in Australia’s commercial whaling industry.

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, a former whale processing plant, now houses a museum.

Migrating whales pass off the coast at Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations

Fish and Chips at the Whaler’s Galley Café
Humpback (left) and pygmy blue whale skeletons.
Binnacle and wheel. Cheynes IV
Steering gear on Cheynes IV the whale chaser.
Sunbathers! possibly King’s skinks. (Egernia kingii)
Rust with spider silk

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