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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My day started with a lovely sunrise.
Amazing, I’m the first one up!
After packing up and taking photos we were ready to head for home.
Time for goodbyes.
Our stop at Renmark was a little longer this time.
An astonishing floating conglomeration of objects.
There were Silkie bantams walking about on deck.
Sidewheeler, “The Industry”.
“Mrs Chookman” was an excellent musician with an astonishing repertoire.
Houseboats moored along the riverbank.
The Murray River Princess, a paddlesteamer, does cruises on the river.
After Renmark it was time for a little play at the Monash Adventure Playground. It’s very different from the original which was designed probably more for adults than kids, but insurance costs etc has made such an Adventure Park impossible these days. For those who never experienced the original this is a fun place to play for a while.
An artistic version of a log bridge.
Exciting for some, stress inducing for others!
There was a mini-stop at Loxton so I could get some photos of the pole sculptures.
Beautiful Gazanias have established themselves in many places.
On to Karoonda for something to eat before we investigated the Pioneer Village.
Buildings have been brought from various sites.
Not all Post Offices looked the same in the old days.
An original “homestead”.
Inside the “Homestead”.
Old wagon in amongst the Gum Trees.
And now we’re back home again.