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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 9th 2022

Also known as the 'free city', Australia's festival city and a place of premium food and wine. Adelaide is Australia's 5th largest city and the capital of South Australia. A city filled with life and rich in history.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 5th 2022

After yesterday’s exertions we kept it nice and easy today and just wandered around Adelaide City. We started with breakfast with Meredith at the Market Street Cafe and then went into the Central Market for a quick look. We took the opportunity to stock up on some fruit to take with us tomorrow as we continue on our way to the Yorke Peninsula. As is usually the case with markets there was a huge array of delicious looking produce on offer but, as we are on the road, we were only able to buy a few items that will be consumed in the next couple of days. The market proved to be a very popular spot on a Saturday morning! After taking our produce back to Meredith’s, we headed out again to meet Cathy and Steve ... read more
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral
St. Francis Xavier’s
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 4th 2022

Having learnt from past experience, this morning we did a hike with two cars so that we only had to walk one way! We met up with Cathy and Steve at Halletts Cove and left their car in the car park. Bernie then drove the four of us up to Marino Rocks so that we could walk the Hallett Cove Boardwalk (Marion Coastal Trail) back to Halletts Cove. Hmmn, a boardwalk sounds like some lovely gentle exercise doesn’t it? Until yesterday I thought this to be the case. However, reading a bit more about the trail yesterday, I became aware that it was going to involve stairs that would help us negotiate our way past all of the gullies that run down to the sea!! The trail could perhaps be more accurately titled The Great Marion ... read more
Marion Rocks
Marion Coastal Trail
Looking south

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 3rd 2022

Another big driving day today to make it all the way from Naracoorte to Adelaide. Only three and a half hours by the most direct route, but we spun it out to an all day affair by travelling across to Gulf St Vincent and then taking in some sights along the coastline. We drove straight up the Dukes Highway until we reached the turn off that would take us across the Murray River on the vehicular ferry at Wellington. After driving around the top of Lake Alexandrina, we stopped for a lunch at the Strath Corner Bakery at Strathalbyn. Arriving right on one o’clock we found the bakery incredibly busy but, fortunately, not sold out of luncheon items! We visited the Tourist Information Centre to enquire about the most scenic route to take us across to ... read more
Sellicks Beach looking north
The jetty at Port Noarlunga
The view from Meredith’s apartment

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide September 16th 2021

Remember back at the start of this trip we said we had a number of foci. We wanted to get to The Painted Desert. √ We did it albeit with some adventures to make it there. We wanted to be in Roxby Downs for Father’s Day. √ We did it and had a wonderful time with T, Z and Luna. We wanted to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary in Coffin Bay. √ We did it and had a fabulous day. We wanted to test our new caravan fridge. √ Oh boy! It is fantastic. So now we are home and there’s no more to say. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 13th 2021

A 7 day driving holiday of Adelaide, the Southern Vales, Hahndorf and the Barossa Valley with good friends Peta & Paul Geisel from 12 -18 May 2021.... read more

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 » Port Adelaide March 4th 2020

Day 17 Friday 28th February, 2020 Hobart. Well, what a bumpy night! We were disturbed in the night by an announcement on ships tannoy, for crews to do something. However a bit later they were told to step down. This was about 3 am. It was then we realised how rough the sea was! Definitely being rocked around in bed. Very windy too, whistling around the balcony door. I was convinced the door wasn’t locked but Roger assured me it was........until he eventually went to check after a long while....... to find it not! The whistling noises abated somewhat after that although still very rocky, but we managed to get to sleep again. We woke up to a bright morning as we were slowly edging into the quayside in Hobart. We are very close in towards ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 9th 2020

In the environs of Melbourne and Adelaide we visited several wine areas. It is easier to cover them all together even though they were on separate days. Melbourne has the famous Yarra Valley northeast of the city, basically surrounding the area of the Healesville Aniam Sanctuary we visited. However, when we were at the the Sanctuary it was obvious that traffic was heavy and we found out that Elton Jon was giving a concert that night and the next night. Rather than going back up there to try the justifiably famous wines, we elected instead to go to the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington is Sonoma to the Yarra Valley's Napa. Much more laid back and informal, and frankly more fun. Viticulture is intricately related to microenvironment. A little higher tip a slope and the annual rainfall or ... read more
Melbourne Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne Mornington Peninsula




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