A first for me recently was to watch a sail past to celebrate the opening of the 2019 – 2020 sailing season. More than 50 yacht races are scheduled for the upcoming season at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. The club began as the Goolwa Regatta Club around 1854 and included the word ‘Yacht’ in its title in 1969 to cater for the increased interest in sailing in the area.
A great pastime to learn more about areas when you’re travelling around Australia is to visit local museums. Sometimes even the smallest towns have one and they are usually manned by volunteers with admission prices very reasonable. They are another way of delving into the history of an area and you usually see the story behind how and when the towns were first settled and the industrial or agricultural history and stories behind them.
It’s showtime! From August until the end of March country shows are in full swing around South Australia and what fun they are. If you find yourself in an area where one is being held, treat yourself and go along. You could even plan a mini break around hitting the road to see one.
Just one look at the location of this park on the foreshore is enough to know that this will be a good one! The town of Stansbury on Yorke Peninsula is around a two and a half hour drive from Adelaide and to look at a map they sit almost opposite each other with St Vincent Gulf in between.
The jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia is Innes National Park which is located around 300 kilometres from Adelaide. A pristine wilderness area with a rugged picturesque coastline, shipwrecks, surf beaches, natural bushland and wandering wildlife. There are bush camping facilities in the national park but if you’re looking for a few creature comforts, you can stay at the Marion Bay Caravan Park.
Driving through rural Australia you will always see ruins and outbuildings which I find fascinating. I always wonder about the stories that these thick stone walls could tell if only they could talk. I’m intrigued to know when they were built, who lived there and the lives lived in them before they were abandoned.
A favourite aspect of being on holidays for me is the eating out at cafes, restaurants and clubs, trying the food that someone else has prepared and cooked. We try to mix up the ratio of dining in or out of the caravan, sometimes the site or the weather may dictate if you’d rather stay put and cook or head out for the day or evening to sight see and dine out at the same time.