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

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Torrens Linear Park – Section 2

Only a serious walker would do the 30 kms of Linear Park in one go so I’m dividing it up, Section 1 was “The Breakout” and this next section starts where that finished.

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There are a variety of tracks along the northern side of the river.

I grew up in this area but it looks very different since remediation work has been carried out.

There are plenty of places to simply stop and savour the environment.

Native trees have replaced the Willows which are invasive and their roots erode riverbanks.

The bridge at Findon Rd was our turning point.

On the southern side of the river the path is closer to houses and it’s clear that there has been considerable redevelopment over the last 35 years.

For more information on Fulham Park Stud check here.

Being a walk beside water there have to be birds.

We crossed the river using the big stones rather than trying to negotiate the trucks on the bridge then took the path with the mosaics back to the car.

Victor Harbor area

It was such a lovely, sunny day we decided to head south to Victor Harbor, about an hour from home. Because of Covid19 restrictions the Whale Watch Centre wasn’t posting updates of sightings which was disappointing.

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Our first stop was at Horseshoe Bay.

Next stop, Basham’s Beach

 

Victor Harbor for a lovely lunch at a pub. The Seagulls took any opportunity to grab a snack if plates were left unattended.

The Bluff

 

Petrel Cove, I’ve never been here before and I loved it though I wouldn’t want to be here on a hot Summer’s day, the water would be too tempting and the rips are deadly!

The variety of rocks in one place fascinated me.

It would be easy to spend a day walking around the various tracks at any one of these lovely places.

Watiparinga Reserve

In the previous post one track led to Watiparinga Reserve which came to a sudden stop at a railway embankment, this next walk started across the railway line.

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Tracks go in all directions.

At a high spot there’s always a good reason to take a breather. The views.

Only a couple of bird photos this time.

 

One area looked like it was completely covered in wild flowers.