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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 22nd 2015

Everyone I have met from here makes a point of telling me that 1: This has not been typical summer weather-thanks for reminding me and 2: That March is crazy busy every weekend and then it all comes to an end and winter sets in. Well I can surely understand the “busyness” and enjoy every minute of it although arriving to work more tired than I was on Friday is not the best feeling. However, feeling as I am about my current career situation, I need the good times on the weekends and take the weekdays day by day, literally! This is not a blog about whining rather its more about wine drinking so will move on from that. Well it all begins at the end of February with the return of Teresa’s good friend Corri. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 21st 2015

After a three hour flight from Auckland to Adelaide on Monday morning, we arrived to 28 degrees of sunshine! After a short drive we arrived on North Terrace in the centre of the city which was to be our base for the next 8 nights, and proved to be an ideal location; it was a short walk to the railway station and tram stop, the parliament buildings, the Oval Cricket Ground and the River Torrens. It was a time to regroup, do some washing and plan the next stages of our trip. I ventured out into the town centre to find food and was astounded by the number of shops. We had also arrived during the Adelaide Fringe Festival and there was a variety of performers giving short performances in the city centre each day. I ... read more
Monument to first settlers in Adelaide at Glenelg
Out on the jetty at Glenelg
Sea lion  at Seal Bay Beach

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 20th 2015

Well, gang, I am way behind. Guide was right about connectivity. I am actually in Alice Springs sitting by the pool the night before we head to Uluru. But must catch you up. So do not be concerned about these. Will finally get caught up I hope. In the meantime I am writing it all down in my journal. The airport at Adelaide is amazing. There is this big, open tiled space out in front, and pickups are about half a block away, but it sure eases safety concerns. Alternating really large blue, white and gray tiles stretch from the baggage claim door to the street. Got into a 21 passenger coach and headed off to Cleland Wildlife Park. Spent about 40 minutes driving along windy roads up into the hills.lots of animals to see close ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 13th 2015

We knew we had a long journey to reach the Barossa valley so Lyn took a turn at the wheel covering the first couple of hours to Meningie. Approaching Adelaide was easy as the roads developed into dual carriageway although the speed limit remained at 110 km/hr. The journey turned nore difficult when we turned off from the Barossa Valley. We seemed to cross so many other roads as we travelled around the outskirts of the city. However the trip was worth while when we found, our hotel. A great room with balcony overlooking fields of grapevines. Each evening before dinner a local winery gives a tasting session in the hotel. Tonight it was the turn of Blue Rock, a small concern that does not export. I was fascinated by their Black Velvet Shiraz that includes ... read more

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

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

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

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