Albany Road Trip

by Cellobella on Sunday, April 25, 2010 · 3 comments

As slack as all shit.

Yes that’s me… but in my defence I did travel a lot last week.

Giant Ram at Wagin

This is the Giant Ram in Wagin, home to the Wagin Woolarama.

I thought it would be a fun little detour but it added HOURS to our journey.

Still at least I got a photo of me next to some giant ram’s balls.

Me at the Giant Ram

And that doesn’t happen every day.

I stayed down at Middleton Beach near the site of the hotel I got engaged in (Easter 1992). The old hotel has been bulldozed now for some time and as you can see from the silent sock protest, the locals are not happy.

Sock protest

So far the silent sock protest has had little effect on the overseas owners.

Twilight wetlands

I had a quiet little walk around Middleton Beach, the moon was out and it was still light. Some mad buggers were swimming in what looked like freezing water.

I walked on, not tempted.

Early morning in Albany

There is something magical about the light in Albany.

Burning off

Farmers are burning off their stubble this time of year (does anyone know why they do that?) and the result is a misty, eerie light as you drive back to Perth.

Smoky Paddock

And that’s what I love about travelling on my own.

Full control of the sound system – I can listen to whatever daggy music or podcasts I like without any interference or groans.

And I can stop whenever I want to take photos – or not stop at all should I choose.

{ 3 comments }

Simone April 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Love Albany and love driving in the country by myself, or at least someone with the same taste in music ;) Recently drove back from Denmark by myself.

Beautiful photos.
Oh btw, do you know Jon Doust? He has a blog he’s written about the sock protest a lot http://jondoust.blogspot.com/

Yeahhh, Wagin is a more logical stop on the way to Esperence :p Here’s me lying underneath the Ram last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonevh/3554910908/ :D

m April 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

Love the silent sock protest. I wonder if there are any of those old “wool stockpile” socks on the fence.

Always love seeing pics of the countryside down that way. Reminds me of home, of course.

Groover April 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Those photos are amazing, nice work Cello you really have an eye for the extraordinary.

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