Traveling Nancy

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Last Day in Albany 10/23/16


We were going to leave early and walk to meet Erin Saver on the end of  Bibbulmun Track as she walked into Albany. Then I read the message she sent to my phone saying that she was going to be walking very fast.

So Jan, Rose, and I went out to do the walk around Mt. Clarence (the hike Rose and I did the other day).  As we walked I could hear something move in the bush near the track.  It must have happened dozens of times.  I am sure that they were all skinks that I had frightened.  They can feel the vibration as I walk.

There were views of the beach from Emu Point to Ellen Cove.  This is a photo of that beach that I actually took on the walk with Rose a couple of days ago.  Because I accidentally deleted the one I took today, I am posting this one again.

This is a view of the sea.

Erin arrived at about 10:00 and I walked down to the IGA to meet her and bring her back to our place. She had to shop for food because she is leaving in the morning to do her 3rd Australian trek in a row. She will be hiking the Cape to Cape.  What an amazing woman.

It was a so interesting to watch Erin shop for the food she was going to need (mac and cheese, Pringles, muesli bars, tuna, tortillas, eggs, and 3 tubes of Oreo Cookies) for the next 4 days/5 nights. I was very surprised. I did find a double chocolate Magnum bar in the freezer and even though it was still morning, I had to have it.

Jan, Rose, and Lyn prepared a great lunch for us. We are trying to use up all of our food before we leave for Perth in the morning.

We left Erin at the house to do laundry, relax, and get herself together for her next adventure.

After lunch Jan, Rose and I took a drive to Ledge Bay which is in King George Sound. It is a beautiful, pristine stretch of beach.

ledge-bay-beachOf course I had to go at least part way into the water.


Jan, of course, went all the way in and swam for a while.


After a very pleasant walk on the beach we drove to Nanarup Beach. The difference was startling.

Cars were all over the beach. They had driven through the sand and created ruts in it.


The beach away from the cars was very nice. The sand ruts are not as bad on this side.


I loved the Paperback trees that were next to Taylor Inlet.


On the way back to town we saw a really large mob of kangaroos just lounging in the grass.  Lyn turned the car around so Rose and I could take photos.  Some of them started moving away.


I quickly jumped up on a pipe so that I could get a view over the plants near the road.  The way they just stop and just stare at us is just fun.kangaroo-looking-at-us

Here is just a very small portion of the mob of them.


When we arrived in Albany we stopped at Dylan’s for coffee. I again had a smoothie. This time it was an apricot and peach one which was very, very delicious (the best one I have had yet).

We went home to relax. Rose was reading her book on the deck and along came the black skink. I grabbed for my camera and got a photo just as it was walking by Lyn’s shoes.


Tonight I helped cut up the veggies for the Quiche that Lynn made for us for dinner. I hope to remember how to make it when I get home. It was really excellent.

It was fantastic to talk to Erin at dinner. We learned so much about her adventures. I am totally blown away. She has already finished walking Larapinta and the Bibbulmun track. After she finished the Cape to Cape, she is taking off to walk the Te Araroa from the northern tip to the southern tip of New Zealand. She will finish that in February or March. Then she will head off to Tasmania. Unbelievable.  She is absolutely amazing.  Anybody who wants to read her blog should go to

We watched Erin pack her bags as I was writing this post. She showed us her equipment.

Then Jan, Rose, Lyn, and I played Kings in the Corner again.  Playing cards is a way for Jan, Rose and Lyn to stay up until at least 9:00.   I, of course, will stay up blogging.

In the morning Erin will take the bus to Augusta and we will head back to Perth.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

4 thoughts on “Last Day in Albany 10/23/16

  1. The water looks so blue and sand so white,nice..


  2. Thanks so much for helping me and letting me crash during this transition between hikes!


  3. Ledge Bay looks beautiful indeed!


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