Monday, March 23, 2009

Playing in and around Adelaide

There are some great hikes along the edges of Adelaide. This part of the landscape reminds me of the Southwestern states of the U.S. I kept thinking I'd find a cliff house tucked away in the overhangs. The river and waterfall that sculpted this area were almost dried up due to the extensive drought.

This area of tortured and blown down trees takes a little effort to traverse. Everything is still alive and green.

Of course hiking has to be inter-spaced with shopping. This great little lamp is just one of many found in a little shop in Hondorf.

One of the gardens on the edge of the city. This garden had great sprinklers hidden in the trails. They threw up great sprays of water and cooled the hundred degree temperatures.

Of course, after hiking and shopping, you have to lie in a pool and think about your day. Amazing how wonderful lemonade and vodka goes down after a hot day.

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Oi! Good on ya, mate!

Meanwhile I'm cleaning the pool every other day... Not as bad as shoveling a driveway full of snow though :)