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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day!  I can still hear the fireworks from the banks of the Torrens River.  Today John and I collected DGD Skylar for a day out.  We left the car at the railway station and got our free ride into Adelaide.  We walked down to the banks of Torrens River, and hopped on the tourist boat Pop-Eye.

It was a wonderful day!  Perfect weather.  So many people were out enjoying the day.

 You can hire these little paddle boats and do your own cruise of the river.  I said we could do that another day when we had "Mummy" with us as she is a bit stronger for pedaling than Pop.
 This is the city skyline in the background.  The river has a weir at one end, so it has been created into a lake.  The boat took us right up to the weir, so we could see the water running over, then out to sea.
 this is Jolly's Boathouse restaurant.  Nice place to eat if you come to down.  Also a favourite for weddings.
After the ride on the river, we got out near the zoo and walked back along the river to the University, then through the grounds, to North Tce.  We wanted to go to the Museum, and I noticed this old building, beautifully preserved at the back of the Museum.  It was part of the original Adelaide hospital, and a children's home.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Wendy. Beautiful pictures and Skylar is like a ray of sunshine!