Last weekend I enjoyed a four-day visit to Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
It was a wonderful getaway with my partner Wendy, which included catching up with my lovely daughter Kathleen.
We spent two nights in Adelaide, visiting a couple of wine bars on Thursday evening. On Friday we went to the Central Market and bought some truffle oil. In the evening we watched SANFL action between West Adelaide and Sturt, which was Wendy’s first experience with AFL.
Saturday morning saw us pick up a hire car and drive to the Adelaide Hills. We went to Mount Lofty Lookout and the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, which had splendid autumn colors.
Next stop was Woodside for cheese, chutney and chocolate, yum. Then it was Petaluma and Hahndorf Hill wineries, a walk around Hahndorf and a pleasant evening there at a B&B, feasting on our day’s local purchases.
The Federal Election provided entertainment, especially with the unexpected result and we were both happy with that. I felt Labor’s agenda was too radical and failed to recognise the importance of resource industries.
They lost me when they decided to subsidise childcare worker wages and transfer wealth from self-funded retirees to needy pensioners for dental care. It was the most socialist platform I’ve seen since Whitlam.
On Sunday we explored Hahndorf again in the rain and drove to Glenelg via the apple-growing area of Lenswood. It was a cloudy, rainy day.
Despite that we were lucky enough to see a break in the clouds and a magnificent sunset over the Gulf with a red, angry sky.
Dinner followed with Kathleen and Alex at a Greek restaurant on the marina, with Monday reserved for travelling back to Bundaberg.