This may be one of the most underrated, yet one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and it’s located a mere 70 kilometres from Adelaide in South Australia. Langhorne Creek is on the Fleurieu Peninsula and has a cooler climate than the McLaren Vale and Barossa wine regions due to the cooling breeze that comes from the nearby Lake Alexandrina, which helps to regulate summer heat and winter frosts.
The Hills Sculpture Trail in South Australia is an interesting treasure hunt as you wind your way through the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula. The sculptures were all created by master sculptors from Australia and around the world during sculpture symposiums held in 2012, 2014 and 2016 at The Cedars in Hahndorf, the home, studio and grounds of artist Hans Heysen.
The Bluff in Victor Harbor is a well-known landmark at the headland of Encounter Bay and was once the site of a whaling station. These days it’s still a favourite location to spot whales but thankfully now it’s just to enjoy seeing these giant creatures who come to these waters to rear their young during winter. To get the best vantage point, a walking trail to the summit will get your heart pumping but if you take a break here and there to stop and admire the view it’s worth the uphill effort. This point of land is named Rosetta Head or Kungkingguwar by the local Ramindjeri -Ngarrindjeri people.
There are all types of public art you can find in your travels in South Australia from wall murals, to huge, impressive, silo paintings and colourful mosaics. Unknowingly I have been finding mosaic works by a particular artist over a few years and didn’t know they were by the same person until I looked into my latest find at Clayton Bay.
Safety on the road is the most important part of caravan holidays, we all want to arrive safe and sound at our destinations. All safety aspects need to be considered before taking off towing a 3 ton house behind you including anti sway, ride levelers and braking controls. We have a complete service done on the caravan before planning a long journey but in between as with any vehicle, it pays to keep an eye on the tyres and general wear and tear.
I’m a little late with acknowledging, but this past week has been National Reconciliation Week, the theme for 2020 being – In this together. The theme was announced last year and little did we know how much that phrase would be used this year for a completely different reason.
Even though the actual week has now passed, it’s never too late to continue learning about indigenous culture whenever opportunities arise. The way forward for me is in education because I believe ignorance is the biggest barrier to understanding so I am happy and open to continuing to learn by reading more about a culture we didn’t hear enough about when I was a student.