The main reason for the trip was to visit Albany to see the ‘Field of Light: Avenue of Honour’ honouring 100 years since the Great War on display at Mount Clarence. Albany was the port which carried 41,000 ANZAC troops off our shores and into the turmoil of war.
The display was the vision of Bruce Munro to honour the men and women who served in the First World War and all conflicts since. At sunset 16,000 spheres are illuminated in green, white and yellow. These three colours represents the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand – the Wattle and the Kowhai. The installation is only in place until ANZAC Day, 25th April.
The 153,000 metres of fibre optic cable connects to 36 hubs like illuminated spaghetti on the ground.
From Albany we stayed overnight at Peaceful Bay. Although the weather wasn’t all that good a walk along the beach was possible.
I know I have a pretty good imagination but can you also see the ‘Pink Snapper’ in this rock formation.
We then moved on to Windy Harbour and yes, it does live up to its name. Although it was lovely when we arrived and did our sightseeing, the wind did pick up considerably in the afternoon. It is our first visit here and we are impressed with the coastline. Much more rugged than we expected in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park which surrounds Windy Harbour.
We have so any wonderful places to visit here on the south coast of Western Australia. Many more trips required to explore them all.