Week 11 | Adelaide

Day 71 – 77: Adelaide

This week is quality time with family.  Time to sit back, relax and reminisce over shared meals and a few drinks.  It’s so great to be having a home stay and to enjoy space and good company.  It’s a busy week for our family members with a new baby and a set of twins to arrive all within the week!  We are so pleased that we are here at this special time.

We love the Barossa Valley and while travelling around we visited Chateau Tanunda and couldn’t leave without a purchase.  The Winery is an icon in the Barossa Valley and celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary back in 2015.  It’s a majestic bluestone building built in the late 1880’s.  I have the pleasure of doing the wine tasting as Andrew is the designated driver today.

Next stop is Jacobs Creek Winery.  We’ve tried and tested many of their wines in the past and it’s great to be able to visit the winery.  Their history dates back 167 years with the first vines planted in 1847 by William Jacob on the banks of Jacob Creek.  We travel further on to the Lyndoch Lavender Farm and a small part of me is wishing that some of it may be in flower, even though I know it is not the season.  The farm was established over 26 years ago and is the largest lavender farm in South Australia

Walking along the beach at Largs Bay is so very different to Mission Beach.  The sand dunes are quite wide and there are walking tracks and lots of seaweed on the beachfront.  To our surprise there is a film crew out on the jetty and CASA is filming with a drone high in the sky.  The crew tells us that they are filming for a movie in two locations.  Largs Bay and the city.  We see on TV that Daniel Radcliffe is currently in Adelaide filming a movie, so we are guessing that footage is going to be in his next movie – how exciting!

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide Festival is a biennial event and we viewed the artwork below in the Port just before leaving.  Four international artists from Germany, Italy, Russia and New Zealand were painting murals leading up to the festival.  We’ll have to view the remaining works on our return journey.

It’s been an amazing week having family time and catching up with friends that we haven’t seen for over 18 years.  We’ve recharged our batteries and are ready to head off on the next stage of our journey. It was sad to say goodbye, however, we really look forward to our return journey to make more precious memories.

Week 11 total expenses:  $1077.38 Over budget but totally expected!



That’s a wrap for Week 11 of the Lap of the Map.

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