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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 1st 2015

Day 7 – 27/2/2015 Spent the evening with relatives Aunty Maureen &Uncle Bill, cousins Leanne & Simon plus Tania & Wayne along with their children. Day 8 – 28/2/2015 Spent most of the day with my wonderful nieces Beck & Danielle, along with Beck’s children Mia & Noah. Great times! Day 9 – 1/3/2015 Repacking the van in preparation for tomorrow’s trek to Pt Lincoln. All hooked up & ready to go at some ungodly hour to avoid all the whackos on the road!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 28th 2015

Je consacre un petit post au musée maritime de Port Adélaïde car il vaut la peine d'être visité. Ceci permet de mieux comprendre l'histoire de l'Australie qui est finalement très récente. Je ne me rendais pas compte avant de venir ici que la majorité des gens qui vivent en Australie sont en fait Européens d'origine, leur famille étant sur place depuis maximum 4 voire 5 générations. En général, les Australiens avec qui nous discutons connaissent leurs origines; ce sont la plupart du temps des Anglais, des Allemands, des Autrichiens, etc. , mais ils vous diront qu'ils sont Australiens avant tout bien sûr car très fiers de leur pays ;-) Mais attention: le premier peuple à occuper le territoire était le peuple aborigène qui vit là depuis bien longtemps. Nous ne croisons pas beaucoup d'Aborigènes et leur ... read more
Musée Maritime (2)
On recrute en SA
Tu écris une lettre Sam

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 27th 2015

Day 4 – 24/2/2015 Quiet day. The wind has finally subsided after another rough night of buffeting. Deb catching up with a friend in the city. Day 5 – 25/2/2015 Washing day since the weather is perfect. Went for a drive around Adelaide’s South & West. Got abused by a couple of SA drivers just because I had Vic number plates. Went to Westfield Marion to catch up with friends. Day 6 – 26/2/2015 Went for a drive through Adelaide’s Northern suburbs where things have changed quite markedly. Did a spot of evening fishing on Glenelg beach just before sunset which was extremely pleasant. The only fish caught was a small Tommy Ruff that was returned to the water.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 25th 2015

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 24th 2015

Day 2 – 22/2/2015 We awoke to rain on the roof of the van about 5am. Departed Robe at 8.45am knowing it would be another hot day. The temperature soared quickly in the first hour from 19C to 32C. Stopped for lunch in Meningie next to the beautiful Lake Albert to allow the sore backside time to recover as the cramp was quite painful. Arrived at the Adelaide Shores Big 4 Caravan Park at almost 2pm, a total of 5 hours & 15 mins on the road including breaks. Had a well earned Scotch Fillet steak for dinner on the caravan park bbq along with several refreshments. Again it was off to the beach, followed by a swim in the pool where we met some wonderful people from Qld, then off to bed for more much ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 24th 2015

Day 1 - 21/2/2015 Departed home at 2.35am. Arrived in Apollo Bay at 6.45am & had a fantastic breakfast at the Apollo Bay Bakery. Sourdough roll with bacon & egg (huge) & cooked to perfection. A pot of tea for 2 cost $5 which gave us 6 decent size cups (less than $1 a cup!) which was exceptional value & all delivered to your table with a smile. Next it was off to the 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge near Pt Campbell for several photos & just taking in the magnificent scenery before going back on our merry way. Some of the Great Ocean Road was patchy, but for the most part an exceptional drive. Lots of impatient drivers overtaking in risky sections despite getting over at every opportunity. Warrnambool was our first fuel stop: ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 24th 2015

Day 3 – 23/2/2015 Wind blew up really bad at about 2am. Went to visit my old workmates who were very surprised to see me! Nearly 5pm now & the wind is at it’s worst. Worried about losing the annexe or taking off like Mary Poppins!... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 24th 2015

Well after another Fabulous Friday, this seems to be the trend and I suppose I am thankful at least it’s the last day of the week, Teresa and I head to the Adelaide Central market. This is a place where your senses are on fire! The smells, the sounds, the tastes, and sights are what some people would consider overwhelming, but for me it is a buzz and makes me feel lively. We met V & G and their daughter for dinner in the Asian cafeteria. Although dinner was satisfying, it just wasn’t enough and I suggested a flashback to my summer! Cheese, sundried tomatoes, olives and a bottle of wine all in tow only after harassing a customer in the wine store and all in good fun. Love the Aussie wit and sense of humour. ... read more
Some of the 2015 Exchangees
Craig's Friends Winery
First SA Kangaroo sighting

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 9th 2015

Un peu d'exercice avant les vendanges ne nous fera pas de mal: à nous les National Park, Conservation Park et autres!! L'Australie regorge de parcs naturels, ça vaut vraiment la peine de s'y balader et de partir à la découverte d'une flore et d'une faune bien préservées. Voici les différents endroits que nous avons visités la semaine dernière: - Belair National Park à 10 km au sud d'Adélaïde => On y a fait une belle balade où on a l'occasion d'admirer encore pas mal de koalas ; - Scott Creek Conservation Park à 20 km au sud d'Adélaïde => Chouette promenade également, complètement seuls! Plein de kangourous en revenant au van c'était sympa! Ah oui et puis j'oubliais: en arrivant au van, un flic qui nous contrôle, et de 2! Bon juste les papiers cette fois, ... read more
Belair National Park (4)
Belair National Park (2)
Belair National Park (3)

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 7th 2015

Its packing day and time for a leaky tap to expose itself, just as the hardware stores are about to close. With a 6am flight tomorrow morning there is no time to call a plumber so its into the trusty toolkit for a home remedy. At least now its coming out of the spout and not the tap itself so I suspect a faulty spindle but i have to hope it holds for a month. Cab booked for 4.30am and bags weighed. Think this is the first time we have been concerned about our baggage getting lost as apparently America is notorious for losing luggage and being grumpy and unhelpful especially in LAX. hopefully the rumours are untrue. Going to be a long haul as we are due to arrive at 6.30am same day.... read more




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