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Day 134 - Sunday 16 September 2012

Adelaide

After an early lunch we headed to Port Adelaide for the Fisherman's Wharf Market which takes up two levels in a very large wharf shed. The stalls are a mixture of second hand clothes, books, tools, jewellery, collectables and bricabrac. David doesn't think that he has ever seen so much junk under one roof before. Outside the wharf building we wandered around a number of the Maritime Museum exhibits including the steam tug Yelta and the sailing ship One & All, before having a coffee and a Devonshire Tea of mini pancakes.

Port Adelaide's Fisherman's Wharf Market

Port Adelaide's Fisherman's Wharf Market

Market stalls inside the wharf shed

Market stalls inside the wharf shed

Port Adelaide Lighthouse

Port Adelaide Lighthouse

Yelta - Australia's last steam powered tug

Yelta - Australia's last steam powered tug

The One and All

The One and All

The One and All from the stern

The One and All from the stern

Back at the car we realised that we were not far from Semaphore so we drove over for a walk around the foreshore area and the jetty. The Semaphore time ball tower was built in 1857 to enable shipping at anchor to check the accuracy of their chronometers. At 12:57 pm each day the time ball was hoisted to the top of the masthead and dropped precisely at 1:00 pm.

Ominous clouds over Semaphore

Ominous clouds over Semaphore

The Semaphore tower at Semaphore from the jetty

The Semaphore tower at Semaphore from the jetty

Di feeling the cold breeze

Di feeling the cold breeze

After a walk around the Semaphore foreshore and the jetty we drove down to Glenelg but decided that we will come back on the tram another day to explore the area.

Posted by TwoAces 05:03

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