On the weekend I joined a few friends on an outing I've not experienced since childhood: a trip on "Popeye" - a motor launch which runs on Adelaide's River Torrens from the bank adjacent to the CBD to the Zoo on the City's northern perimeter with commentary by the pilot. The first of these launches began operating in 1935 and offer a very relaxing perspective of our city and its environs for locals and visitors alike.
Following are a few shots taken on the journey.....
Part of Adelaide's skyline looking east past the Morphett Street Bridge, towards the Intercontinental Hotel dwarfing Parliament House on the left.
City bridge, linking the CBD with North Adelaide and suburbs beyond
The Convention Centre with city-based rowing club premises in the foreground
During my brief visit to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, I travelled to Cape Schank at the southern tip, and was transfixed by the fabulous colours of the water and the power of the waves crashing against rocks and the shore.
Below the lighthouse was this stretch of land reaching out into Bass Strait.
. . . Tasmania is out there somewhere!
and these beauties were crashing onto the western foreshore further up the Peninsula.
As we "Down Under" have been sweltering in unseasonally hot temperatures for the past week with more to come, the sight of these tasty cold fresh fruit cubes helps me "chill out" somewhat! I hope the shot has the same effect on you!