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.
Two Crocks walking north.
Just catching some waves.
Norfolk Island Pines have been planted in many seafront places.
Looking north to Henley Jetty and Grange jetty beyond that.
Looking south – Seagulls or Silvergulls looking for a snack.
Different housing styles – not all to my liking!
Years ago many houses along here were “Rest Homes”.
Some special places have memorial plaques.
The Two Crocks up on the path.
Back at “The Breakout” some Pelicans were on display.
The real thing.
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.
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.
Coming back up the track to our entry point.
The Barley Grass looked great rippling in the breeze.
Looking west towards Brighton and Seacliff.
Looking north with the city centre to the right.
Behind Maggie’s saet are dead Olive Trees, a feral pest plant.
Resting the legs.
To the left you can see some Flinders University buildings on the old Mitsubishi site.
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.
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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.
Is this Westie the cabin dog?
It was lovely and warm in the engine room.
A wheel in action.
It was cold and windy!
We didn’t need the flag to indicate the wind direction.
PS for paddle steamer
Permanently moored houseboat.
The Barrage holds the sea water back from the Murray mouth.
I think the barrels are decorative only.
Old trucks on the wharf.
There was a fundraising raffle held while we were on board.
Look who won the raffle! Hair styled by The Wind.
The plaque is signed on the back by the crew of the day – all volunteers.
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.
The wharf was busy, it was the Oscar W’s 111th birthday.
Busker on the wharf.
After a nice hot drink we walked over to check out the Market.
The market is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.
There are about 80 to 100 stalls.
Coat hooks made from cutlery.
Delicious South Australian produce.
Only the muscle is missing.
Crafty people work here.
Warm, warm, warm.
I fell for the Fairy Wrens.
Redesigned and recycled.
After a delicious meal at the Saltwater Cafe we headed back home, it was a lovely day out.