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. Tomorrow is a long day back on the road.
Here we are in Adelaide for New Year’s Eve. They put on a nice little compact fireworks display along the Torrens River.
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. Yuki took her first photo of “nothing” (which coincided with our first arid landscape), and we arrived in Adelaide. Today’s kilometerage: 401km – a relatively short day.
Happy new year from Adelaide – we’re changed time zones today so we’re half an hour behind where we started, and therefore have a little extra of 2012 to enjoy.
Here’s today’s photo highlights. We’re off to see some fireworks.
I decided to go away before I go away, so I’m currently enjoying the free wireless connection at Adelaide Airport to test the blogability of my travel equipment. All seems to be working ok so far.
I’m off to Alice Springs for a few days, and thought I’d have a look around town and head out to the McDonnell Ranges for a look. My plane for my next flight just pulled in – appropriately, Qantas has named this plane “Alice Springs“.
It’s only 2 weeks before I’m scheduled to leave for Japan, so this is my last chance for a break before I have to pack up everything and leave the country.
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.
The Glenelg jetty features in a few of my photos. The best ones I captured were at sunset, when all the tourists were out having a look at the world go by.
This is my view of the city from my Glenelg hotel room, at dusk.
Everyone has to look at the Adeleide skyline from North Adelaide’s Colonel Light statue.
This is Victoria Square.
The River Torrens was looking tranquil, and the parks were looking green.
This bilby was running around entertaining the onlookers at the Mt Lofty lookout.
This is the view ogf Adealdie from Mt Lofty. You’ll have to squint, because it was a bit glary.