Despite my positive thoughts the night before I woke up in a horrendous mood. I put this down to a rubbish night sleep which consisted of being cold and uncomfortable. I plodded on with the day though as we made the short 120km or so drive to Albany. Albany was the biggest town we had visited for a few days, maybe since the start of the trip at Adelaide. It even had a McDonalds, Voles and Woolworths. We initially went to the visitor centre to find out what we could do in the area. Ze German then needed to sort something with her medicare (the Australian version of the NHS) so I explored town, ate a Moroccan lamb pie and carried on reading my book. Eventually when she had done, we went to see dog rock, which is apparently a big rock that looks like a dog. We then took the 40 minute drive to Little Beach which was another amazing beach. Unfortunately the next one two person bay was not as good as it was covered in sea weed, you literally couldn't see any sand. We made our way back to town via a look out I can't remember the name of it so it couldn't have been too impressive.
Back at camp Ze German informed we had a flat battery. She waited until the next day to call the RAC as it was getting dark and we wanted to tuck into our steak and sweet potato dinner. While cooking we met two ladies. The first an Aussie called Tina and the other a kiwi called Sue. They were really nice and friendly but after we ate, I snuck back to the van to watch a film or two and left Rebecca chatting away. As I got back to the van, I thought I would see if I could start it so I could move it closer to the power points. Shazam it started straight away. Now I'm no car expert as many of you know, but I know if a car starts the battery is not dead! The next morning Rebecca was still adamant the battery was dead, despite me getting it to start first time once more. So off she toddled to the RAC to try and sort a problem that didn't exist. In the mean time I finished my book traded it in for Stella Rimmington's At Risk, did some washing and had a steady walk to Coles into town. When I got back I was greeted with the news that the battery wasn't dead. I wasn't surprised. So eventually we were able to get going to explore Albany some more. First we headed to Mount Adelaide to check out the view and war memorial. The war museum cost $9 to get in for a small building so we opted against that and just checked out the free viewpoint. We then went a walk around Lake Seppings but that didn't last long either as the down pour of rain we had in both directions led the paths to be flooded. Our last port of call for Albany was The Brig Amity, which was a reconstruction of a big ship which sailed into Albany in the 18th century. It was pretty cool, but now it was time to head to Denmark for the next leg of our tour!
So until then stay safe and take care