SOUTH AUSTRALIA – A/C
The searing heat was too much for our rental car’s air conditioner—it quit! Best keep moving—a hot breeze is better than no breeze and Adelaide was only 2 sweltering hours away!
Unaccustomed to the intense dry heat, as if a hot oven had enveloped your whole body, but no worries, this was Australia and we were thrilled to be there.
Adelaide’s heat was extreme for us ‘newbies’ so heading to a beach was necessitated. Arriving at a beautiful beach, the parking lot was filled with vehicles but the white sand was devoid of people, gear or even a towel! We parked and started across the sand, heading straight for the water. Several steps onward the white-hot sand overwhelmed our feet—even thru’ flip-flops! Backtracking we entered the nearest large building and found the missing beach folk sipping drinks and playing ‘pokies’ in heavenly air-conditioned bliss! We joined them and by-passed beach bathing that day.
Huge swath of agricultural, much of it devoted to grapes and of course wine production. The wineries are open to tours and tasting!
Stopped to view this marvelous fence being constructed (and read a real estate billboard).
After a warning from our motel host in Goolwa, S.A. that a big ‘brown’ was seen on the path, it was a careful walk indeed to the beach that day. Grateful we didn’t meet the big brown snake—deadliest of Australian snakes we were told.