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Day 132 - Friday 14 September 2012

Adelaide

This morning we walked to the local shops at Walkerville for a paper and a coffee - we had almost got out of the habit of a morning walk! Back at the caravan park we had an early lunch before heading for Hahndorf and the Adelaide hills. The maximum temperature for Adelaide today was 14 degrees and a cool breeze, but at Hahndorf it was 12 degrees with a cold breeze. Di thought it was too much like home and wanted to return to the warmth of northern climes - it was 37 degrees in Kununurra today. On the way up to Hahndorf we stopped at the Mount Lofty Lookout for a photo but Adelaide was very hazy in the distance.

Di at the Mount Lofty Lookout

Di at the Mount Lofty Lookout

Adelaide in the distance

Adelaide in the distance

When we got to Hahndorf we visited the Visitor Information Centre which is co-located with the local museum and the Heysen gallery. The museum has an interesting display dealing with Hahndorf's German heritage and history since its settlement in 1839 by Prussian settlers fleeing religious persecution in Eastern Europe. After the museum we had a walk around Hahndorf and checked out some of the souvenir shops before going into the Fudge shop. Di bought some fudge for the grandchildren, but I don't think that it is likely to make it home!

The Hahndorf Inn

The Hahndorf Inn

The blue heeler needed help to round up the sheep

The blue heeler needed help to round up the sheep

Traditional fachwerk house from 1847

Traditional fachwerk house from 1847

Back in the Navara we decide to do the tourist thing and drove back to Adelaide via Balhannah, Woodside, Lobethal and Gumeracha. The countryside was very green and the rolling hills are reminiscent of Tassie. We are starting to look forward to returning home and Michelle must have been feeling the vibes as she had been over to our house to check on the garden and sent us a couple of photos.

Dairy cattle in the Adelaide hills

Dairy cattle in the Adelaide hills

Front garden at our home

Front garden at our home

Good crop of lemons on a one year old tree at home

Good crop of lemons on a one year old tree at home

Posted by TwoAces 17:02

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