Albany Farmers Market - The market officially opens from 8am to 12pm but we read that most items will be sold out by 9am. Thus, we were really anxious to get there by 8am sharp (nothing comes between me and my food... we pretty much rolled out in our PJs...) Luckily, the market is really close to the YHA we were staying at.
The market isn't as big as we were expecting but it was packed and there are people already done with their shopping. I have been looking forward to this because I want my steak dinner and I wasn't disappointed. We also picked up milk, eggs, lamb chops, cherries, strawberries, ice cream, yabbie pies, vegetables, bread, etc. We maximized our time by splitting up and picking up food we each liked and by 845am, all the cherries were gone (the larger ones were already gone around 815am). There was a guy jokingly said he would buy our cherries for AUD20 (we got them for AUD7) and I jokingly said "SOLD!" when he raised his price to AUD100!
|I <3 farmers markets!!!|
|We got our steak, lamb, and eggs here - best steak ever!|
|Elves selling bread|
|the kid was singing to Jason Mraz...|
|it's cheaper to drink milk than coke here!!! |
who wants coke anyway~
|big cherries weresold out ~815am|
|everything is gone ~845am|
|I love it when people are proud of their produce|
|milk, yabby pie and mango|
|a bay pretty close to the YHA, many people drove here to eat lunch with a view|
|open only 4 days a week... taking care of marrons must be hard...|
|if I were a cow, I hope I am an Australian cow...|
|the cows seriously came closer to have a good look at us...|
Little Beach is absolutely breathtaking! We fell in love with the beach the moment we got there. It's like a private beach at one of those exclusive resorts. There are maybe 6 people total... we totally feel like we owned it. It was worth driving on low fuel for 30 minutes and scared by an ugly lizard along the way :)
|"it's not a TINY beach, but yes, it is small-ish"|
|absolutely no touch-up, not even the built in filters in my camera|
the water is just naturally turquoise
|there is no word to describe how pretty this place is until you actually see it|
|the water is quite cold (southern ocean) but so clear!|
Middleton Beach - After we exhausted ourselves (and our cameras) at Little Beach, we decided to go check out Middleton Beach as well (to compare). It's only 15 minutes from the YHA and a much bigger beach.
|I would have been satisfied if I never been to Little Beach|
|this baby is so cute!|
|fair food is the best|
|not a huge dog fan but I love this dog! (and chows in general)|
|so well behaved and mild tempered!|
|it just sat there the whole time! enjoying itself!|
|an orphaned and rescued baby kangaroo :'(|
|if it was cheaper, I would probably have bought it...|
|yummy hot dog with grilled onions and BBQ sauce|
|you will never see any Asian dad flipping their kids like this...|
|I couldn't wait :)|
|chicken kabobs by moms - you can never go wrong with these|
We were ready to head back to the YHA around 5pm and was surprised that the place haven't shut down yet. Just as we were ready to pull out of the parking lot, we found out why... there was a Xmas parade! No wonder...
|Santa with a beach umbrella and hot pants~|
|we became part of the float as we were the first ones to leave... there were kids waving at us...|
|cost as much as a block of butter|
|our ridiculously lavish dinner at the YHA|
Another movie (I think it was Rush Hour) and we are ready for bed... we will be having a super long day tomorrow...