I’m always looking for bargain books to buy, checking out markets and second hand book shops in our travels. Recently I found a great idea for book lovers, where you can purchase good quality second hand books and give to charity at the same time. Win /Win. Head online to Save the Children Recycled Books (savethechildrenrecycledbooks.org) and there you will find a range of genres to search through and find something you’re interested in. There are thousands of titles to choose from and purchases over $30 are delivered free.
When you’re visiting Goolwa next, take a walk out to the River Murray barrage for an interesting insight into the river management and the chance to get up close to some of the birds and wildlife that call this gateway to the Coorong home.
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 town of Milang is around 70 kilometres south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is known for being a sleepy town on the shore of Lake Alexandrina, having a collection of historic colourful shacks, plenty of pelicans and birdlife, and a boat ramp for fishing or taking part in water sports on the lake. The great thing about it too, is it’s only a hop skip and jump from the Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek wine regions.
Did you know that you can play a part in history by contributing to the State Library of South Australia digital collection? Your contribution will become a part of South Australia’s history in a collection called ‘Remember My Story Covid – 19’.
The purpose of the collection will be to have an historical record of how the pandemic affected our state and communities and how our society dealt with the crisis. The library is looking to have a collection of written documents, videos and photographs, audio recordings or illustrations in digital format, which will help tell this story to future generations.