Sunday, December 22/13 From Manjimup we drove down Hwy 1 to Peaceful Bay. People at the campground are friendly, as they all seem to be, but it’s a bit of a rough place. No town nearby and the main reason to come here is fishing. Most people at the campground are here for that reason,with wife and family in tow, but fishing comes number One. I feel like I’m in a Toni Collett movie, or the “The Castle”; this is a different slice of life.
Monday we started with walking part of the Cape to Cape track from the beach at Peaceful Bay. It felt good to be walking again and most of it was either on the beach or very close to it. A big stretch had been in a fire recently and both Roy and I came back with soot marks on our arms and legs. It was a pretty walk though and along the way we ran into yet another couple that was doing the Bibbelmun from Walpole to Albany. Considering how bad the bugs were this morning, I don’t think I’ll ever do whole multi-day section of the track.
After the walk we drove to Albany and stopped in Denmark for coffee and a bite; from there we took a scenic route from Denmark to Albany, which was also a bit quieter. Once in Albany we followed the usual routine: visit the tourist office, get a map, buy groceries, drive to the campground and get setup. The campground about 4km out of town, but by a pretty beach.