Windy Harbour and Cosy Corner

We have had a mix of weather here at Windy Harbour, from calm and warm to windy and cool.

Walks have included Point DÉntrecasteaux, The Window, Tookalup Lookout, lighthouse and Salmon Beach. A visit to Northcliffe for fuel and the Understory Walk with sculptures and artwork in the bush was very good.

 

An evening fishing produced 6 nice herring which made a tasty meal and another visit to Salmon Beach produced a great flathead meal with fillets so big they had to be halved to fit in the pan. Well caught Dawn.

The camp here has been good with friendly caretakers and a memorable push button shower which gives about 15 seconds of hot water per push. Power here is limited to 10 amps  and we have had issues with our solar charged battery and some of the interior lights to the Burrow.

On 9th March, after a wet night and in light rain with a stiff breeze, we left Windy Habour driving via Northcliffe and onto Walpole. It was wet, cold and windy so we didn’t do the tree top walk, and satisfied ourselves with a pepper pie and coffee at the bakery. Further on at Denmark, we did a small shop and refuelled with LPG before driving on to Cosy Corner near Albany, where we got the last free camp spot available and will be here for a week. We were forty minutes later than anticipated as the GPS co-ordinates in Camps 8 book were incorrect and landed us in a farmer’s driveway about 15 kms away.

On the trip here from Windy Harbour we have had our first breakages, two glasses, since leaving nearly 18 months ago. Also had some water blow in through a seal at the front of the air conditioner. Hopefully, it is now fixed with some magic tape supplied by our neighbours, Kev and Lynda.

Kev and Lynda had a repeat visit ticket to the historic whaling station in Albany which they passed on to us. Our visit there was very good and we enjoyed the tour, movies  and exhibits despite extremely strong wind. We shopped and re-fuelled and arrived back at camp to find that several people had lost awnings and annexes in the blow. Fortunately again we came through unscathed as we were camped in a more sheltered corner than they were.

Had a few unsuccessful fishing trips before finally bagging a small feed of herring. Small fish and crabs were pinching bait most of the time and weed was an issue also.

12/3/17 produced an overnight thunderstorm which we weathered OK and awoke to a fine morning.

Another fish with Kev produced a small whiting and another feed of herring.

A visit to The Australian ANZAC Memorial in Albany was very good and provided excellent views over King George Sound.

 

We have decided to miss going to Esperance due to road closures and detours from storm damage and will head north via Wagin. Hopefully it will be a bit warmer than the south coast.