|2007 - No. 1 www.malecek.com Jan 2007|
|In January Gail and I spent a week in South Australia, but not as tourists. We had spent 10 days in Adelaide in the winter of ‘88 and we liked the city. So we thought we’d checkout the weather during summer. But instead of metro, we went south on the coast. Not exactly on the coast, but 10Km inland. We stayed on Ross and Rosie’s farm in a cottage. They were good hosts and we spent more than a few hours pumping them for information and opinions of benefits of moving to their little corner of the world.|
|And that happens to be found on the Fleurieu Peninsula in the small town of Port Elliot, which is a few kilometers from the bigger summer spot of Victor Harbor. We spent a day each exploring each town's neighbourhoods, beaches and facilities and properties for sale. We drove through Middelton, around Hindmarsh Island and explored Goolwa one day and did a tramp of Black Swamp after some wine tasting at Currency Creek. On the fourth day we went through Inman Valley to check out east coast towns and beaches of Yankalilla, Normanville and Second Valley. We definitely liked Victor Harbor best as it has a buzz, good vibes, it was upbeat and oozed liveliness and positivity. I lasted four days and then came the expected crash and I spent the final three days in bed, leaving Gail to soldier on. So I missed out on the visit to the Needham’s friends, the Tapfields in Willunga. Donna gave Gail a tour of the town, her art gallery, local beaches and McLaren Vale.|
| Granite Island, off of Victor Harbor, is a refuge for the Little Penguin (aka Fairy Penguin).
We walked the causeway to and then around the island, not taking a historic Clydesdale tram over. It was a 1.6km trek around it with rock climbing not allowed (that’s not me in the photo, eh?)
||I wonder how radio stations can claim to play x number of songs “uninterrupted”, when the “dj” keeps reminding listeners that there is no interruption between the songs?|
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