Day 380 – 391 26/5 – 6/6 Normanville

Beautiful sunrise over the backyard. 2018 26 May_7392

A couple of lighthouses. The red Lighthouse now sits at Port Adelaide as a display. It was originally built in 1869 & stood at the entrance of Port River. It was dismantled in 1901 with the lantern going to Wonga Shoal & the iron structure going to South Neptune Island with a new lantern. In 1986 it was restored & moved to its current position.

The other lighthouse at Marino Rocks was built in 1962 & replaced the Wonga Shoal Lighthouse

Lunch at the Lighthouse Wharf Hotel at Port Adelaide.

Had a wonderful time at the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide. They have an overwhelming number of trains on display.2018 29 May_7304

You can go for a ride around the complex on these little beauties.

A couple of interesting wagons.

And all the choo choos.

This is Willunga. We were there the day before for the food markets (& will be back again).

We found this little airstrip at Aldinga that is the home of Adelaide Biplanes. I couldn’t resist it so had to go up for joyflight. Guess which plane?

Isn’t she gorgeous. She is a Boeing Stearman built-in 1942 for the US Navy. She was used as an instrument trainer. After the war she was used as a crop duster & after many owners was restored to original in 1991. She came to Australia in 2011.

It was a beautiful day for a flight, we did some aerobatics (loop, barrel rolls, wingover) & I even got to fly her for a while. (Ulrika declined the offer to come for a fly) Hope you enjoyed it for your birthday, darling 🙂2018 03 Jun_7459

Time for a wee tipple on a warm day:) After all we are on the doorstep of Mclaren Vale. 80 acres of vines. 2000 acres of sheep at this one.

Who’s exercising who?

More old churches.

The view from the drone above the house. Paradise!DCIM100MEDIADJI_0117.JPGDCIM100MEDIADJI_0118.JPGDCIM100MEDIADJI_0119.JPG

Back on the bike.IMG_1343

Had a ride on a Red Hen Railcar from Victor Harbour to Goolwa. The railcars were built-in the 1960’s & are part of the Steamranger Museum Collection. The line runs along the beach for most of the way.

Got off the train at Goolwa & look what was next door. Couldn’t resist a single malt.

Goolwa is at the mouth of the Murray River so it has some great old buildings.

Lunch at Hectors on the Wharf watching the paddle wheeler Oscar W go by.

Ulrika being OCD didn’t like the angles of this Public Toilet2018 06 Jun_7551

Quote of the Day

“Once you turn 60, never trust a fart”



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