The Coorong

The drive through the Coorong is fascinating. For 140Kms there are salt pans on one side of us and the bird filled waters of the Coorong waterway on the other, a backdrop of dunes holds the sea at bay in the distance. Ti Tree lines the road and Norfolk pines shelter small settlements. Fishing shacks are almost hidden by scrub. I can’t believe that I once thought this drive was boring with nothing to see. Now I wish that we had a camper trailer so that we could explore the narrow limestone tracks that head towards the sea. Continue reading The Coorong

Welcome back to the city

March 2018 Suffering another dose of ‘new town excitement’ we head into Adelaide CBD for a look around, a haircut and lunch. The city is busy and in search of parking we find ourselves in the hip East End. We have an entertaining lunch at East End Cellars. It is a perfect place for lunch with great decor, wine by the glass and tasting plates. The entertainment is freely provided by the passing parade of hip young folk in ill-fitting clothes which leave us guessing as to their gender. I’m still wondering why a woman would buy a pair of … Continue reading Welcome back to the city

Brighton Caravan Park

The Brighton Caravan Park in suburban Adelaide has had a chequered history. It is owned by the local council but until recently was run down and full of permanents. The council decided to take a chance on an upgrade and now it is regularly booked out. At the foot of a high cliff the sites are grassy and beside the beach. The all-important amenities are brand new. At night it is peaceful and quiet unlike so many city caravan parks. Continue reading Brighton Caravan Park