I forgot to mention it but after leaving Glenelg we left the tram at Gouger Street and spent some time wandering the Adelaide Market. We had a cool drink before parting with G.
We had terrific weather in Adelaide. It was not too hot and never cold, except...
We caught the train to Mitcham Station near where our friend was staying. I believe the Belair train is the last line Adelaide to not be electrified. The journey of twenty or so minutes was in a nice and and super clean train and there was little to note, except we passed by the Journey Beyond train maintenance depot. The old Overland Aboriginal named carriages were all there.
I have recently heard there is a world wide shortage of shipping containers. I can tell you, there are thousands of them in western Melbourne noted by me as we travelled through the area by train. Likewise, there are hundreds of railway carriages and locomotives sitting in train yards. Why? They will never be used again. Why not send them off for scrap to be recycled?
G picked us up from the station and we headed up the steep and curvy freeway before turning off to the historic German town Hahndorf. We walked along the main street and stupid tourists did not check what the temperature would be in Hahndorf with its higher elevation. We were all in short sleeves and freezing with a temperature of 12 degrees, feels like 8. We spied an op shop where we might buy a cheap jacket, but it was closed with a sign jackets and coats are in high demand. Please donate if you can. The high demand probably comes from stupid tourists like us.
We pressed on. Hahndorf is a delight, with so many places to eat, historical buildings and all kinds of things of interest. The trees were just starting to turn to their autumn reds and golds.Easy and stress free travel on the Belair train.