Thoughts on Location No 48
Adelaide, South Australia
Our short stay in Adelaide wasn’t about being tourists, and therefore we didn’t do any touristy things while we were there. It was simply a means to an ends, a chance to restock, review, and relax (a little). Supplies have been restocked, where to next has been reviewed, and we have had the chance to relax – for one day anyway. To be honest, the hardest thing we did in Adelaide was get on a train and go into the city for a short walk around.
Arriving in the South Australian capital, one of the first things that struck me about Adelaide was the evident planning that went into its construction. The city is arranged in a grid and located on a very flat plain at the foot of the hills (the Adelaide Hills). This city must be a cyclists dream. The second thing was the parklands that surround the city centre. Creating a huge barrier between the central business district and the rest of the city, we only saw a (very) small section of the Adelaide Parklands. Their size really has to be seen to be believed and this barrier around the CBD is rather impressive.
Adelaide is known as The City of Churches because it was founded on a vision of religious tolerance. This tolerance attracted a wide variety of religious practitioners and I thought we would spend our time marvelling at architectural religious wonders. For the most part, we did see a lot of churches, but alas, our one and only outing was taken without my camera and hence the lack of photos to share.
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We stayed at the Brighton Caravan Park which is beachside in the suburb of Kingston Park and not Brighton itself (a mere stones throw along the beach). Kingston Park a small suburb 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) south of the Adelaide city centre, and only a 30 minute train ride away from the city.
The caravan park was nice enough, but rather expensive. It was full of holiday makers and I guess we were lucky to get in. Less than 24 hours after checking in, the park was virtually deserted as holiday making families headed home in preparation for school that starts again on Monday. For Dean and I, this means the high season is finished for another few weeks, and caravan park rates will now be cheaper.
I thought I would share the entire featured image above taken of the sun setting on the beach out the front of the caravan park.
Having lived my entire life on the east coast of Australia watching the sun rise over the water, it will never cease to amaze me seeing this happen in reverse.
I don’t think I’ll ever get bored with watching the sun setting over the ocean and I’m looking forward to seeing countless water sunsets when we reach Western Australia in December.