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Transcontinental Road Trip Day 5

Today was 48 degrees celsius and possibly higher.  Oh my god, it was HOT.  I have never experienced weather anything like it. It was so hot that the road surface started melting. (more…)

Transcontinental road trip day 4

Our longest scheduled day was 754km, from the Barossa Valley, through the Clare Valley and Port Augusta to Ceduna. The first part of the day was a nice run through to Clare – more winery regions – but then the territory turned arid as we approached Port Augusta.   (more…)

Transcontinental Roadtrip #3

Happy New Year 2013! This is our rest day on the drive – a short day from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley.  Yuki’s new year custom is a lovely lunch – so we had our third new year’s day winery long lunch in a row.  It’s not o-sechi, but we spent some hours sitting enjoying at Saltram in Angaston. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip – New Year’s Eve

Here we are in Adelaide for New Year’s Eve.  They put on a nice little compact fireworks display along the Torrens River. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #2

Day 2 of our big road trip took us from Mildura to Adelaide. But not before we’d had an alfresco breakfast at Stefano’s bakery cafe and taken a ride on a paddle steamer on the Mighty Murray.   (more…)

Expectations of Adelaide

I’ve had my expectations of Adelaide uplifted this last weekend.  I spent a weekend enjoying the fine weather, the excellent food and wandering around looking at grand old buildings. (more…)