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Clayton Bay for the day

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
A lovely day out on Lake Alexandrina near Clayton Bay with friends. Water craft and swimming and BBQ.

Kangaroo Island - Flinders Chase NP

Saturday, 10 February 2018 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia / National Parks
A day trip to Flinders Chase NP and Remarkable Rocks.

A lovely drive through very scenic and winding roads on Kangaroo Island.

The park itself is very well set up. Excellent facilities and walkways at Admirals Arch and at Remarkable Rocks.

The girls really loved the seals - there were three kinds all lounging about on the rocks - Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals, and a few Seal Lions as well.


Hindmarch and Ingalalla Falls

Saturday, 20 August 2016 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
I day trip down to Yankalilla to see the Hindmarch and Ingalalla waterfalls. A very scenic drive and two lovely waterfalls. Ingalalla would probably make a nice spot for a swim in the warmer months.

Walking in Wilpena Pound

Saturday, 6 August 2016 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia / National Parks
Isabella and I were up before dawn today to try and catch the 'golden hour' light on the mountains. It was -1 degrees and there was frost everywhere. We got some nice photos as the sunrise progressed and had the park all to ourselves it seems. We had a great show of mobs of kangaroos and emu parades.

After breakfast, we did some walking inside Wilpena Pound. The Hills Homestead, and Wangaraa lookouts and the Pound itself. We walked about 22km's throughout the morning, the girls did an amazing job.


Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge

Friday, 5 August 2016 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia / National Parks
Today we drove through the Bunyeroo Gorge to get to the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, the "Corridor Through Time'. The actual geological aspects of which weren't very clearly marked... Still, we enjoyed the changing rock structures and descriptions suggesting we were travelling backwards through time.

We stopped and had lunch on the Brachina Gorge road, and enjoyed the Rock Wallabies frolicking on the slopes.

After we were done for the day, we arranged a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound. Bud's first time in a Cesna, but the conditions were perfect.


Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Thursday, 4 August 2016 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia / National Parks
A long weekend in the Flinders Ranges. Driving from Adelaide, its about 5 or 6 hours. A leisurely day, and we topped it off with a bit of digital experimenting with cameras in the dark and freezing cold, trying to get pictures of the Milky Way.


Adelaide to Coober Pedy.

Monday, 1 March 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
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What a drive! 700km's of almost nothing. Mile after mile of desert and grasslands, ending at Coober Pedy, a small Opal Mining comunity burrowed into the limestone of the desert.

Hot! Its 39 degrees and its 9pm. Thankfully I located the underground hotel - the rammed earth and semi underground construction makes for some nice and cool rooms.

I was DELIGHTED to hear that Ayer's Rock is another 730km drive tomorrow. Woah!

McClaren Vale wineries, Adelaide

Sunday, 29 February 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
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Because all the divers where flying back to Sydney, we had the morning to kill - you can't fly within 24 hours of diving...

We organised an impromtu wineries tour, thanks largely to Tania who could offer some great local knowledge.

I had no idea tasting wine could be so much fun. I came across some truly excellent bottles - which came in handy for dinner that night with Mat and Andrew in Adelaide. Great food, great wine, followed by some more fringe festivities in the form of some Shakespearean satire.

You gotta love S.A.

Adelaide

Wednesday, 25 February 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
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Spent the morning catching up on geeky things - like uploading to the web server all of this so far... Paid some bills, yadda yadda.

Went and kicked around in the city for a while, had a nice lunch and lay in one of the great inner city parks and read my book (I'm re-reading 'The View from the Mirror - Ian Irvine' Great! Fits my current quest nicely).

Came back to Mats house and was altruistic - replaced a GPO for the laundry.

I spent some of this afternoon overcoming my fear of snakes. Sean brought out his pair of Rainbow Serpents and his Carpet Python (Neo, Trinity and Britany) so they could stretch their legs in the sun. Such beautiful animals.

Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

Tuesday, 24 February 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
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Shoo'd away the kangaroos enough to break camp.

Drove down through Hawker, Pt Adelaide to Adelaide. Got in touch with an old friend Mat, and had some dinner. Thai! Finally!. Was a great night.

We also stopped by the Fringe Festival, and took in some of the side show acts - Captain Frodo, the Amazing Rubber Man, and the man that can breath through his eyes. Disturbing but fun.