Blogs from Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg December 5th 2022

What a difference a day makes! After the really hot day yesterday we were a little surprised to wake up to a cloudy sky and a mere 20 degrees outside. In some ways it was a bit of a relief as it was a little too hot to do much yesterday. We didn’t have any set plans today, but thought we’d head over towards Murray Bridge. We ended up at Old Tailem Town, which had lots and lots of replica houses, garages, stores and churches e.t.c. which represent how people lived and worked over the past 100+ years. As we walked in the lady warned us that there were ‘loads of mozzies out there today’ – marvellous! Good job we are now used to the morning routine of sun screen and bug repellent! We wandered around ... read more
2. Tailem Street
3. Tailem Blacksmith
4. Tailem Street

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg December 4th 2022

Woke up to a lot of activity in Victor Harbour, turns out there was some kind of run going on this morning, but it was pretty much done and dusted by the time we had packed up and left our motel. No surprise they wanted to start and finish early given it was already 33 degrees before 10am this morning! Did we say we wanted more sunshine and warmth??….. I think we spoke too soon! Today we were on the road again….. heading up to Glenelg which is our last stop in Southern Australia before we fly up to Cairns. This was a relatively short drive for us, only just over an hour door to door. Only one real stop off today, which was the Myponga reservoir and dam which meant we got to our next ... read more
2. Myponga Reservoir
3. Adlinga Beach
4. Glenelg Ferris Wheel

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 11th 2020

Day 22 to 27 Adelaide to Albany Before we go to the news the photos are mostly of Freemantle and Perth, if they actually appear. Have inserted them once but they seem to be missing now. Will try again later! Publishing this though. Hope you find it interesting reading. Seems to be some problem with Adelaide and Albany and the boat trip photos. I have them on my phone but it doesn't want to upload them for some reason. Anyway, little coloured boat is Albany and about 5 more but unfortunately the ones of osprey and more pelicans are missing here. They will be in my album though, when I make it......sooner than last time( that's still waiting!) The photos of the sculptures are at Coteslie Beach, between Freemantle and Perth, there is King‘s Park and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 11th 2020

Let’s try again, sorry about the Gobbledegook! No idea what happened. Hers the blog, will try for photos tomorrow! Day 22 Wednesday 4th March, 2020 Adelaide And into port again! This time we were docked about 40 mins from the actual town of Adelaide, out near the naval shipyards in an industrial area. Port Adelaide, the first settled area, was about 5-10 mins away, at the mouth of the Torrens River. Here there is still the feeling of a frontier town, with a lot of the old buildings, warehouses and hotels renovated. Facts Adelaide is on the South coast of Australia in South Australia, a state that is 4 times the size of UK, but a population of only half a million. Darwin is 2096 miles north, Perth is 1690 miles west (38hrs by train), Sydney ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 5th 2018

It was another energetic day. This time a bike ride along the beach front at Glenelg and beyond towards the south. Then back into the marine area at Glenelg for a bit of dolphin spotting!! Then sunset-tastic.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 3rd 2018

We arrive in Adelaide at 07:30 am and then take until approximately 09:00 to negotiate the infamous Australian customs and security. Taxi to AirBNB accommodation, see photo.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg January 17th 2016

Geo: -34.9802, 138.518It's a 5am rise and then off to the new Qantas business lounge for breakfast.Arrived safely at 2.30pm, Adelaide being 2.5 hours ahead of Perth. Checked into the Oaks on Glenelg beach with ocean views. Chloe & Joshua manage to get stuck in the fire stairs and have to go to basement and walk all the way back around hotel to get back in. It's a beautiful sunny 33c. The girls go to the beach, the boys the gym for a quick workout. We then plan to get the tram into the CBD to have a look around.We caught the tram and arrived 45 minutes later, having forgotten it's Sunday and 5pm. Everything and I mean everything is shut! Oh well back to Glenelg after a nice long walk.The evening found us in search ... read more
Yay fun times chloe
Rob and Blinky bill

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg May 11th 2015

Hi everyone, well we're at Adelaide airport waiting for a flight back to Melbourne. Had a great weekend with Chris and Rosie. Yesterday we met up with Eugene and Reiner and headed down to the harbour where we walked to Glenelg which is by the coast. There were a couple getting married on the beach, getting blown away from the look of it ! We had lunch, looked round the shops, met up with the lads who had found there way into the 'pokies' again ! They seem to love pokies out here. It was a breezy day but the sun came out right at the end of it, made the harbour look very pretty. Stu said none of this had been built when he last came here 16 years ago. We then headed back to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg April 12th 2015

Not far from the city is a beautiful beach town called Glenelg. Beach but no waves - sorry surfers! You can drive or maybe the tram from the city is a better option for you. Once you arrive you will notice a long pier, grassy picnic area and the kid in you will see waterslides!!!! Or the carousel or the games room - so much fun!!! Take a stroll around and you will come to an old tram carriage or head into town a little bit and do some light shopping (along the tramway line). There are some nice cafes in this strip too but I found them a little bit expensive. In Summer the kids will love the water play area in what seems to be the mall or square.... read more
Adelaide beach 2
Glenelg fun

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 10th 2015

Hi People, We had another nice lie in, and again the wonderful Kaye had breakfast laid out for us. We were leaving Kaye and Rodger today; our time there had been amazing. Before we left, Rodger wanted to show us Glenelg, a town which was close by. We drove about 30 minutes there passing through a few other towns all named after English cities. Once we got there we found it was an amazing place. This was where the first settlers of Adelaide landed before moving in towards Adelaide. It is like a retirement area, however has everything you could want there (well for us two old souls), bric a brac shops, restaurants, bars and much more. We walked along the beach with Rodger, saw the pier and came to a small harbor where we had ... read more

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