Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, September 14th, Denmark, Southern Australia


Yesterday morning, we visited the ANZAC Center, on the top of the hill overlooking the Royal Princess Bay in Albany.  The Bay hosted the 1st and 2nd Convoys of ships which took over 40,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers into WWI.   The Center has been designed to tell the stories of the men and women who served in that war, and does it using the most skillful technology I have ever seen. Key local participants in the conflict are depicted on key cards received at the start triggering multimedia presentations throughout the tour, and allowing touch-screen desk and wall videos, images, and content specific to the participant to be displayed for the viewer.   Viewers are invited to interact with the content, providing additional information, and expanding the database.  If Google were giving awards for public accomplishments which pursued Google's mission "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful), this has got to win the prize.

We've been exploring the dirt beach access roads along Australia's south coastal highway.  Pat's been very patient as I push to view every possibly good surf spot.  Although the wind is keeping the waves pretty choppy, a few brave souls are paddling out to enjoy the rides.

Our home base town, Denmark, has a small luncheon restaurant at which we had pumpkin-pear-ginger and tomato-ginger soup with turkish bread.  On the walls were some of the best surf photos I've seen in a long while.  The photographer clearly knows the experience of being inside the curls - something which calls to anyone fortunate enough to have done so.

 Finally, we drove inland along a scenic stretch of rolling hill roads lined with trees and wineries. We settled on one at which we treated ourselves to Gelato ice cream.  Pat got coffee and salted caramel, mine was rum raisin and cookies and cream.
Here are the photos we took yesterday and today.
Sunday, September 13th
Monday, September 14th, Denmark


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