We have now flown from New Zealand to Australia and our first stop is Adelaide. We have had three action packed days in this vibrant and exciting city. This weekend there are three major events; te Adelaide V8 Motor racing, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Adelaide Writers week, so there was certainly plenty for us to see and do. The city has a very welcoming feel to it. We immediately felt at home and found it very easy to get around, both on foot and on the tram.
We are already finding our culinary choices have opened up enormously. Happy days. We had lunch at the two bit villians café in Adelaide Arcade and it was delicious. It even included a Vegan Chocolate Sundae. A very rare but enjoyable treat. The arcade itself is a very fine Victorian building which has been very well preserved.
We headed to the Botanical gardens, which is a delight for the eyes with many trees that were completely new to us, as were the birds that we also encountered. We have no idea what some of them are called, but perhaps some of you might.
This morning we headed to the beach, which is a flat, accessible, white sand haven. Volley ball is obviously popular here as there were plenty of courts. It was not too crowded, which might be usual, but we rather suspect had something to do with the cool breeze blowing. It was not as warm as these pictures might suggest.
This evening we went to see the Parade of Light, a nightly show during the Fringe Festival, projected onto the city museum. It was a cross between a light show and a film and was very mesmerizing to watch. Here are a few of the pictures we captured.
We found another sign that made us chuckle. I think the meaning may have got lost when they wrote this one out, but just to be clear, we didn’t try drinking the water!!
We have really enjoyed a few days in one place, but tomorrow we go on the ocean road to Melbourne. We look forward to sharing it with you.