Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, settled 2-1/2 years before Perth. We spent two nights in Albany, interspersing our floral exploration with bits of local history and natural wonders. It’s a charming town in a beautiful location. The photo on the left, below, is the view from Mt. Melville, showing the city nestled amid hills and bordered by the sea.
The second photo is near the intersection of two of the town’s main streets, where buildings dating to the 1800s line the road.
The third photo is of Cheynes Beach. This is the beach near the old whaling station that lured me away to walk on the sand and wade in the water (in lieu of shopping for souvenirs at the whaling station gift shop). I think you can tell from the photo why I’d find this spot irresistible.