Some places we've been and some places we're going.

Archive for October, 2019

Temporary Tourist – Henley Beach

Henley Beach is an area very familiar to me so it was nice to go there today to see if things have changed much over the years.

We started our walk close to “The Breakout” where the River Torrens enters the sea.

View from the parking area near “The Breakout”.

I went down onto the sand while those with tricky knees stayed on the hard surface.

Back at “The Breakout” some Pelicans were on display.

Driving back home there was an unnerving sight ahead of us.

Fire in the hills just above the city.

Luckily it turned out to be a “prescribed burn”, one carried out to clear highly flammable vegetation before Summer.

Temporary Tourist – Shepherd’s Hill Recreation Park

We didn’t need to drive at all to reach the Park, we’re close enough to walk the short distance from home to an entry point.

It was a lovely sunny day, I don’t know why more people weren’t in the Park. We only saw a few cyclists having fun on the various tracks …I’m not sure if the cyclists we saw trudging up the Ridge Track with their bikes beside them were still having fun.

Although it’s difficult to see in the photos the sea was two shades of blue and looked very calm. The Park is a lovely, peaceful place to walk and recharge your batteries.


Temporary Tourist – Goolwa

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I booked a little cruise on the Oscar W, a steam driven, wood fired, authentic, working paddle steamer built at Echuca, Victoria in 1908. It now operates out of Goolwa wharf and I thought it would make a lovely outing on a Spring day. We didn’t exactly get lovely Spring weather but we did have a nice day out.

It was Market Day and the Carparks overflowing but we were lucky to find a park just beyond the Hindmarsh Island Bridge.

The building of HIndmarsh Island Bridge upset many of the local Aboriginal people. I think it is a stylish bridge.

We walked back to the wharf where the Osacr W was moored.

There was a fundraising raffle held while we were on board.

There was a lot of activity on the wharf, a big cake celebrating Oscar W’s 111th birthday was being cut up and slices distributed to allcomers.

After a nice hot drink we walked over to check out the Market.

After a delicious meal at the Saltwater Cafe we headed back home, it was a lovely day out.