Monday, 6 May 2013

A few days in South Australia

We spent 3 days in the Fleurieu Peninsula and stayed in a B+B which was 8 km away from Yankalilla in the Inman Valley. Here are some of the views form our B+B(called Rattleys Cottage at Pear Tree Hollow).
View from B+B
Beautiful early morning sky
Quilt hanging on the wall of the hosts'cottage
Each day we drove around to different places, doing short walks along the beach and in the National parks.
Yaccas and stringybark trees in Deep Creek Conservation park
These are there to clean our shoes before going into and after leaving the conservation park ( to stop spread of a fungus)
The start of the Heysen Trail ( the trail goes for 1200km) at Cape Jervis
We walked a short distance along the Heysen trail
Ferry going to Kangaroo Island (seen in the background) at Cape Jervis
Horse drawn tram along the causeway between Victor Harbor and Granite Island
An old stone cottage in the Inman Valley
Maslin Beach
Jetty at Normanville
We left the Fleurieu Peninsula and made our way north through the Adelaide Hills to the Barossa.
Church at Strathalbyn
An old watering can outside The Cedars--- Hans Heysen's home near Hahndorf
Flowers outside a shop in Woodend in the Adelaide Hills
A Penny farthing outside a pub at Mt. Pleasant
Our B+B at Greenock in the Barossa. It was the Old Telegraph Station.
A plaque on a Lutheran church on the Kidman trail in the Barossa. It is in German as many Germans settled in this area years ago.
 We were going to the Barossa Farmers Markets on the Saturday and nearby was the Barossa Quilt Shop which was also on the agenda. However, it was not to be as we had to head home earlier than planned. We were going to stay on a sheep property in the Clare Valley--- there is always a next time.
The weather was very pleasant and both B+Bs had a slow combustion heater which we lit at night, and it kept us snug and warm in the old stone cottages.
Take care.





Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What lovely pics Yvonne...makes me want to go there! And like you say...there is always next time!

Tatkis said...

So many beautiful pictures and places!
Maslin Beach looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing :)


Houseelf said...

It looks like a fabulous place to holiday in. Sorry it was cut short. I hope you manage to finish your hols later. Some of the old Welsh cottages have metal sheet roofs like that one. I think they used to be thatch but once they weren't lived in, and just used as barns, the farmers repaired them themselves.

Solstitches said...

What a lovely picture show Yvonne.
Such a shame your holiday was cut short so unexpectedly.
I hope you get to go again in the near future to see all the things you missed.

Grethe said...

Thanks Yvonne for your sightseeing trip in South AU. Love your different pictures, even showing a lovely quilt :-)

Grethe said...

Thank you for a lovely sightseeing trip in South Australia, super pictures! Even a nice quilt,and
interesting shoecleaning-system:-)

Koala said...

Lovely pictures, beautiful places - so many interesting things around! Thank you, Yvonne!