Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Further south

Following a busy week, I headed off with my Nikon to Milang, about a 1.5 hr drive south, on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, a fresh water lake with a catchment area of more than 1million square kilometres. 

Boats on a private jetty, ready for launching on another day

Coming in for landing . . .

Some days can be a big yawn !

... but always good to spend time with family + friends

The local boating club shed

Milang is a popular holiday area and has dozens of "shacks"
accommodating their owners + families on their getaway breaks

A Crested Tern flew in

Many many Welcome Swallows present

A couple of jetties on the edge of the lake

Mosquitoes (and the possibility of meeting a red-bellied black snake 😮😮😮 - according to the information placard near the wetlands trail!) determined I would not "linger longer".

Have a housesit booked for Port Lincoln on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula over Christmas/New Year, but as my home city of Adelaide has just experienced an outbreak pocket of Covid19 (after an encouraging few months of few cases and the relaxing of border shutdowns), we are now back to the restrictions brought in seven months ago. The Port Lincoln hosts may now not be able to travel interstate to spend Christmas with their family, hence there will be no need for my presence to "sit" their home. :-( .  Disappointing of course but, in the overall scheme of things, it is merely a blip on the screen of life's journey and it is far better to adhere to sensible measures which could save lives.

Hope you are all keeping well and safe.  

Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday and once again expressing gratitude for the loyal team who ensure this meme continues.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The SW Coast

Spent a delightful day yesterday revisiting the South West coast of South Australia in my very favourite region of our State - the Fleurieu Peninsula
(for some reason the images have loaded in reverse order!)

This was one of several grottos in the cliff face at Second Valley

The shoreline is covered with these flat pebbles, smoothed by the constant washing and tumbling of the ocean

An example of the unique rock formation in this region

This jetty is a popular fishing spot

The sun on this section of rock, momentarily made it look like gold !

These next few shots show the extraordinary colouring of the cliff face that has been eroded over time, revealing this beautiful artwork of nature

A coastal splash of colour - I believe these are Mesembryanthemum (commonly called "Pig face" - but I don't know why!!)

A couple of Pacific Gulls enjoying the day

En route to Second Valley, we drove through Normanville, where this kangaroo was just lazing around in a paddock adjacent to the road.

Our first stop on the Peninsula - for the inevitable coffee :-) - was Sellicks Beach

There's no doubt about it - you'd be hard pressed to better the spectacular beaches of Australia!

Praying that my fellow bloggers and friends around the world are managing to stay well and safe in these uncertain times.  Many thanks to the team enabling us to participate in Our World Tuesday

Monday, October 19, 2020

Extraordinary Riverland

This week saw a visit to South Australia's Riverland region over the course of 4 days.  The area encompasses significant production of citrus fruits and winegrapes.

The River Murray meanders its way through our State and, in the Riverland, through the towns of Renmark, Loxton, Berri and Waikerie (amongst others). The town of Barmera offers Lake Bonney as a major tourist attraction for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life - it surely is a very peaceful environment.  (I apologise for the fuzziness of some of these shots!)

            (I'd be very grateful if someone is able to identify this bird for me  :-))

                (.... the identity of this one also eludes me - possibly an owl ?)

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesdaywith grateful thanks to the hosts of both sites.  Trusting all in "blogland" are keeping safe and well.
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