Busy busy weekend. Out each night and work both days. What have I written in advance. This'll do.
We are to holiday in Adelaide mid year. This is my idea. We last visited Adelaide in the winter of 1983 I think, not long after the Ash Wednesday fires. We drove along the coast as close as we could and saw the burnt trees at Aireys Inlet. I can't imagine we did the whole trip in one day, so we must have stayed somewhere along the way. I have absolutely no idea where. Effectively, we did the Great Ocean Road and the Condamine. Our neighbour Mrs Sutcliffe insisted that we go past the area where Stormboy was made.
South Australia then had a government tourist bureau in Melbourne and they were very helpful. In 2011, I don't think it now exists and we book and organise using the internet. I think we stayed at West Beach, although it could have been Henley Beach. The tourist bureau found us digs and it was quite nice, owned by a married couple. Over the phone I had asked for them for a double bed. There was confusion and then disapproval when we arrived and they realised that we were two men sharing a double bed. R was terribly embarrassed, but I was on a gay rights mission. Of course now, we not only do we not want a double bed, we want separate rooms.
The beach was wide, clean and open. Pity it was midwinter. R has fixed holidays even back then did. I can't remember a lot of what we did. Of course we went to Glenelg. Of course we rode the sole tram to the city and back. We looked around the city. We went to the zoo. We went to area where there was a small purpose built sound stage, which I think was near the banks of the Torrens. We walked through the parks.
One memorable outing was a bus tour to the Barrossa Valley wineries. It was an excellent trip. Another day we drove to Hahndorf.
We have a travel agents six days in Adelaide, but practically it four days.
We leave late from home and stay at Sister's on the Bellarine. Next day visit the Otway Fly and back to Sister's and stay another night. Next day head to Mount Gambier by the most direct route, visit a friend along the way, and stay the night in a motel and the following day visit what is to be seen in Mount Gambier. I have found heaps of things to see there. The next day, unhurriedly, set off for Adelaide. Booked into a big big seaside caravan park cabin for our accommodation. We are paying a premium, so we should hear the lapping of waves. Day one of six has gone.
Days 2, 3, 4, 5, I am not sure. Day 6 we will probably head for home early.
If we were relying on public transport, I doubt we would fit too much in, but we will have the car and so can get around quickly enough.
We will visit the tram museum at
We will see Glenelg again and explore.
Of course we have to travel over the new tram extended tram route and experience both types of new trams.
See the city naturally.
Victor Harbour is on the agenda and I think I would like to take another winery tour by bus.
The whole point of this post was to ask Adeladians for suggestions for what to do when we are Adelaide, and while I would be quite happy for any suggestions, ah, I think I may have filled our time already.