Day 8: Denmark to Tennessee Rd
At the starting point for the leg from Denmark to Albany. Wilson Inlet with Denmark on the far side.
Trish and Denise, ready to start walking. Wilson Inlet
Walking alongside Wilson Inlet on this idyllic morning was a pleasure.
Not a bad front yard – with Wilson Inlet behind the photographer.
Wilson Inlet, alongside our walk.
Wilson Inlet. Such a beautiful start to today’s walk.
A well-camouflaged bob-tail blue-tongue lizard.
Bob-tail blue tongue lizard.
Brunch at Nullaki camping shelter, and a quick check of the map.
A well-deserved rest stop with beautiful vistas.
A very different Southern Ocean now – gone are the white caps and frenzied crashing of waves we’ve seen over the last week. Looks nearly good enough to go sailing.
Wildflowers alongside the path kept us oohing and ahhhing at the beauty of the trail.
Many beautiful banksias.
Such a beautiful walk.
Day 9 Lowlands Beach to Shelley Beach Lookout
West Cape Howe camping shelter.
A picnic table at West Cape Howe camping shelter – what a wonderful place to watch the sunset. A bit too early for us though.
Very pretty, but I don’t particularly like these steps – particularly going down them!
Coastal vistas as we walked.
Unusual rocks on a hill around which we had to skirt.
Our path over this rocky hill.
Views over the West Cape Howe National Park.
Different flowers now – still great walking though.
Walking down those awkward steps – but very pretty.
A little more stretching wouldn’t have gone astray – but at least we did it sometimes.
Day 10 Shelley Beach Lookout to Mutton Bird Road Carpark
The walk goes through a tunnel – kind of.
Looking back on Torbay – we started at the far end of this beach.
Oh dear – back to muddy paths!
Negotiating the path on branches.
Down the steps to the beach.
And so begins another beach walk. Heading towards the Torbay Inlet.
A rocky headland on the beach had to be negotiated.
Torbay beach with Mutton Bird Island.
Walking, walking, walking … soft sand isn’t fun to walk on.
Yep, that’s the beach we’ve just walked along. Pleased it’s now behind us.
Day 11: Muttonbird Lookout to Sandpatch
Muttonbird Island. Just loved all the different shades of blue.
Granite headlands became a part of walk.
Looking back towards Muttonbird Island.
Wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers – love them!
Brunch break at Muttonbird camping shelter.
A wild wildflower garden. Ain’t nature wonderful!
This is one of my favourites.
Such a pretty path on top of the cliffs – ocean and wildflowers.
The windmills of Albany come into sight.
Approaching the windmills. Today’s walk will end after we’ve passed them all.
What a wonderful path. So pretty.
Looking back on the windmills and coastline.
The cliffs, the windmills, the Southern Ocean. Great walking.
Day 12: Sandpatch to Albany Trailhead
Leaving Sandpatch. It was nice to walk on boardwalk for a while. Can you see the path leads off to the left where Trish is going, but then comes back along the coastline again.
These benches were strategically placed either at the top of ascents or where there is a lovely view. But only for this leg (close to Albany). We would have loved to have seen more of them along the rest of the track.
Another delightfully positioned spot to rest. It may not look comfortable, but it is better than the ground, and by not having a back on it you don’t have to take your backpack off.
Still seeing wildflowers we’d not seen before.
Our first view of Albany! Across Torndirrup National Park and Princess Royal Harbour. Long way to walk yet.
These fairy wrens are so pretty. This is a Splendid Fairy Wren.
We’ve left the ocean behind and now heading through Torndirrup National Park.
Walking along the track towards Albany, which you can see across Princess Royal Harbour.
Princess Royal Harbour … didn’t find it that attractive!
Even in the back blocks of Albany our path took us through some wildflowers, though I suspect these are more ‘weeds’ than natives.
A replica of the Brig Amity which brought the first white settlers to Albany. On the shore of Princess Royal Harbour.
We made it!!! 205km later we’re at the Albany Trailhead. What a wonderful feeling!
That’s us, signed off in the last logbook!
The BS team (remember that stands for Bryan Steve, or Bro Support!) It wouldn’t have been nearly as good a walk without you guys. Thanks a lot.
Trish’s support team rehydrating her with just what she needed!!
Oooo that feels good!
We really enjoyed that champers in the rose garden.
Dog Rock, of course. It’s what Albany is famous for!
Well earned, and well loved t-shirts.
Thanks to the boys we now have our very own t-shirts to skite about our walk.