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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » North Adelaide April 25th 2023

Tomorrow our long awaited and much planned trip begins. So excited... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 23rd 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023 Hooray, we’re off! Both of us were happy to leave The Airport Caravan Park. This was one of the worst parks we have stayed at in the 15 years we have been caravanning. Reception was surly, grounds very run down, facilities old and not clean, but as they were the only campground that had any vacancies. They charged like wounded bulls and no paperwork was done! Our advice to others would be to stay away, as we will on our return journey. We put these comments on the net to warn others. Poochera was our first stop today. Like so many of the small wheatbelt towns there was little there besides the silos and the corner shop. This town did have a small museum, which was closed, plus an outdoor display of ... read more
Pildappa Rock.
Tchardkulda Rock near Minnipa.
Mosaic mural in Kimba.

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 June 19th 2022

We took four days to drive home.. We headed off from Longreach on Wednesday, leaving about 8 am It was a sunny day, but crisp and we had no problems driving along. We started to listen to an audio version of Dracula which Sam had lent us. Fletcher had never read it and it was at least 25 years since I had. We only stopped to change drivers, get petrol and have some lunch at Tambo, where we found Fanny Mae's cafe and enjoyed a pie each and a large cup of good coffee. . We drove into Cunnamulla about 3-30 and easily found the Billabong Hotel Motel where we had booked for the night. It took a while, though, to find Reception and a friendly lady took me in the "back"way. After we had booked ... read more
Back O Bourke Museum
Flethcer in the centre
Some of the history

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

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

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