Adelaide in South Australia

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Adelaide poking around the city, some of the suburbs, harbour and seaside. We rented a car so we could drive around the country side to the Murray River, to the south, in to the Adelaide Hills and up to the Barossa Valley.

Sometimes we booked a tour so we could participate in wine tasting as well as touring around the astounding number of cellars in the region.

We enjoyed the hospitality and the relaxed attitude of the locals, the cleanliness of the city and we made a lot of use of the excellent public transport system. It was great overall.

Even though we did bring some rain with us, it was heartbreaking to see the effects of the drought all around. Parched paddocks, dried up dams and what stock was left, being fed hay, or simply eating dried sprigs and dust. We saw wasps drinking en masse from a bowl of water and when on a cruise on the Murray River were told that the entire river system of the Darling and Murray River Basin was dammed off at the mouth making it all technically a lake.

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