Days 22-25, May 17-20, 2022

Welcome to Adelaide

Tuesday morning we felt ready to move on to the next stage of our road trip. But as soon as we approached the ferry terminal at Penneshaw,  I felt sad to he leaving. So many images dancing  through my mind, and many more possibilities in this beautiful landscape. I guess it’s good to be leaving Kangaroo Island with a desire to return.

A smooth trip back on the ferry and a drive to Adelaide in the afternoon light. As we approached the city the rain descended. An unusually intense rainstorm – maybe we brought the east coast rain with us. It is good that the rain did not last. 

A short but intense rainstorm on our way to Adelaide

It was crispy cool evening for a catch up with family over dinner at a local pub on the east end of town.  A fun and relaxed evening sharing stories of our recent experiences through Covid times and plans for future travel.

We’ve now been on the road for three weeks, so the next day was a bit of an admin day: laundry and finding a location for federal election voting. We’ve seen such creative political posters around town, each gave us a giggle. Most messages aimed at a failing Prime Minister promising to change if elected again.

Of all the capital cities in Australia we’ve visited Adelaide more than any other. So it’s always lovely to return and see what’s changed from our previous visits. Each time we see it through a different lens. One thing that never disappoints in Adelaide is great coffee,  fantastic and innovative restaurants and great calendar of festival events. 

Colonel Light on Montefiori Hill, first Surveyor General of the new British Colony of South Australia. He laid out the vision for the city
Henley Pier
Henley Pier, we watched a pod of dolphins diving close inshore.
Calm waters of Gulf of St Vincent

Last day was a long drive back to the country to visit family at Tintinara before heading north on our next leg to the Yorke Peninsula. 

Beautiful autumn colours in Onkaparinga Valley