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Apr 24, 2013 - Visiting old friends

It was rather relieving to leave Black Point as we were only six meters from the edge of the cliff which made me very nervous. It looked like a 30 meter drop to the beach! At Port Wakefield We Visited old friends Raelene and Paul also Thea visiting from Queensland. It was so good to see them again after so many years. We picked up a cornish pasty and a pie from the bakery and stopped to eat them at a rest area down the road. afterwards heading to Adelaide and to the Fleurieu Peninsula and Goolwa. We arrived after dark and found a spot...

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Mar 10, 2007 - Adelaide

Marcia: OK so our last entry was a bit crap but we've been having a really tough time getting out of the sun and this gorgeous weather to go into an internet cafe! ha ha Adelaide is a great city filled with lots of different landscapes....beautiful hills, white sand beaches, and the city itself which was really nice. Hiking and running into a family of kangaroos is at the top of the list though!...along with visiting the wildlife sancuary and getting up close and personal with the kangaroos and wallabies. They are the most gentle animals...

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Dec 29, 2006 - Australia - Indian Pacific to Adelaide

During the night the train had stopped at Port Augusta and let a few more people board and leave the train. We both slept through this and awoke at 6am to be greeted with green pastures, houses and thunder storms everwhere in the distance and we were treated to some wonderful strikes of lightening flashes. We pulled into Adelaide at 7.10am and were shocked at how cold it was. We had to wait for 15mins for our bags to be offloaded whilst we stood there in our t-shirts and shorts shivering. Not sure if we had become accustomed to the hot...

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Nov 16, 2006 - U2....and us 4

The main activity today was getting back from Kangaroo Island before seeing U2 live in Adelaide. I won't bore you with the details of the travelling - it was the reverse of the journey yesterday - except to say that all of the locals on the ferry seemed to be going to the concert. In fact, U2 coming to South Australia has been big news, making the television news, newspapers and radio. In the city, wherever we went all everyone was talking about seemed to be "THE concert" - how to get there, who was going etc. The tourist centre said that...

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Nov 11, 2006 - G'day from Down Under, Adelaide, Australia!!

G'day mates! WOW! so maybe we've finally arrived in a place that actually challenges the greatness of our home in Canada...well almost. eh. Here we have all been blown away by the overwhelming beauty and friendliness...and space! not to mention the incredible wildlife that we have had the great fortune of coming into UNBELIEVABLY close contact with! Partly through two brilliant wildlife parks and Canberra's unbeatable National ZOo..where I fed a lion by hand!! (well with extendable -metal-hands) And outside of parks there are colourful...

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Aug 25, 2006 - Leaving Western Australia

We've enjoyed our time in the southwest corner of Australia. For the most part, we were lucky and had little in the way of rain even though this is supposed to be the rainy season in this part of Australia. However, we did experience a series of chilly days and nights which were downright cold; near freezing at times. Unfortunately, none of the places we stayed had central heating and a few didn't even have a space heater. As a consequence, many of our nights were quite cold. It made it difficult to take the first step out of bed in the...

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Feb 14, 2006 - Mark on the Great Ocean Road

Mark - From Melbourne I decided to make my way to Adelaide and had heard good things about a 3 and a half day tour you can do along the Great Ocean Road with Wayward Tours and decided to sign up. It turned out to be a good decision as we saw some great scenery and interesting wildlife along the coast. With a group of 13 people (ranging in ages from early 20s to mid-50s and of various nationalities including Japanese, Germans, Canadians, French, Scottish and of course a few pommies) and a young Australian female tour guide and driver (which...

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Feb 13, 2006 - Renmark to Adelaide

Today we drove through the beautiful Barrossa Valley. Field after field of lovely green vines hanging down with ripe bunches of grapes. We toured the Yaldera winery. The vinyard had a huge castle, fountains, gardens, gift shops for us to wander through. All very lovely indeed. The tour took us through the wine cellars and we learned about the different casks and how they were built. We sampled many different kinds of wine, but a really fun one was a sparkling shiraz. Their award winning white wine was only 95 dollars a bottle, so it is...

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Jan 17, 2006 - Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide

The tour started on the 17th in the afternoon. The Great Ocean Road was built in 1922 to resemble the roads along the California coast line. To build it the government employed the ex-serive men and women from WW1 which helped employment during the Great Depression. Construction stopped for 10 days when a ship carrying rum wrecked off the coast and the workers stopped working and started drinking. Our first stop was at Bell's Beach. Very beautiful. The ocean is such a clear blue-green color, just look at the photos! I can't really...

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Nadia's Travels...

Oct 4, 2005 - Adelaide - again

Adelaide 4-7 Oct We needed to go to Adelaide as we had left a ring of Joys there for repair at a manufacturing jeweller, and had arranged to collect it on our way back to Melbourne. On second thoughts we could have planned this better - Adelaide is in fact a detour for us as we plan to return via Renmark, Swan Hill, Bendigo route. Went back to our (SA) home(site) away, West Beach - the Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort. Caught up with local friends - in fact they have decided to sell their business and start their travels - maybe we have had...

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Sep 26, 2005 - Adelaide then Sydney

Adelaide = very green at this time of year but gets dry in the summer and they have forest fires that are 10 metres tall and move faster than a car can drive! Went to Jacobs Creek and saw a load of wine making. This being my third wine tasting trip I feel like an expert. Went along with Veronique and a mate of hers from her trip Darwin to Uluru. Then went on to Sydney to see Carolyn, Dave Hamblin and Andy from Manpower for my last week, although spent a disproportionate amount of time playing Warcraft 3 with Carolyn!!

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Captain Chris' Log

Sep 8, 2005 - Port Augusta - Adelaide

We made our way down to Adelaide in grand style by taking a detour through wine country (Clare Valley and Barossa Valley). The landscape was such a dramatic contrast to what we had been used to in the outback. There were rolling hills of green, and lots of tall, leafy trees. There were even cherry blossoms !! The road winding its way through the Clare Valley was quiet and beautiful. The buildings in this area were all victorian style, which gave you a sense of being 'in the old country'. The temperature was in the mid-teens and it really...

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