The 26th of January is currently recognised as Australia Day, a day to celebrate all things we love about Australia, the land, the lifestyle, the diversity, the nature and animals and the people that make this country the place we call home. I say currently recognised, as one day the date may change, a contentious issue for some.
In 2017 I tried a new activity for the first time. When holidaying at Monkey Mia in Western Australia I gave stand up paddle boarding a go, why wouldn’t you when the water is home to pods of dolphins! It was an activity I liked the look of and thought I would be able to do and what better time to give it a go than on holidays somewhere where no-one knows you and it wouldn’t matter if you made a complete fool of yourself in the process.
How does a holiday where you are practically guaranteed to catch fish, squid and blue swimmer crabs sound? Whether you have a boat or not this is a real possibility in Moonta Bay on Yorke Peninsula, with the other options being to wade and catch fish on the incoming tide or making use of the jetty.
The joys of caravanning with friends are many and in the case of meals and happy hour treats the bar seems to get raised higher and higher when we dine together. With a month spent at the beach and fishing as one of the main pastimes, there are plenty of recipes tried and tested from campsite to campsite and lots of willing guinea pigs to try them.
For fans of street art, Melbourne is definitely a must see with plenty on offer around every corner. On my last visit to Melbourne it wasn’t too hard to find more examples of vivid street art of all shapes and sizes, from the suburbs to the city centre. Some of my favourite latest finds are here with some of the artists known and others unfortunately not. Still others I know where to find them and others were just snapped quickly in passing and I have no idea where I was!
Yorke Peninsula in South Australia is perhaps best known by holiday makers for its popular beaches and fishing villages, National Parks and beautiful coastline, but if you take a drive inland you can visit the peninsula’s first micro distillery. Continue reading
The weird and wonderful d’Arenberg Cube at McLaren Vale in South Australia is currently home to the Salvador Dali exhibition. Salvador Dali lived from 1904 – 1989 and this six million dollar exhibition marks the 30th year since his passing. The pieces have come from the Dali Museum in Montmarte Paris and having the exhibition at The Cube is a match made in heaven. It is on one floor of the cube and entry cost is $25 per adult which includes complete access to all the strangeness of the cube, entry to the Dali exhibition and wine tasting, complete with expansive views of vineyards and landscapes of the McLaren Vale region.