There is a lot to cover here and a whole lot more pictures than I can fit in here. We spent three weeks at Becca & Bob’s house and as well as a needed break from travelling, we got to see some awesome sights in South Australia with them as our tour guides.
We went searching for Kangaroos on Christmas Eve when our hosts found out that I still hadn’t seen a wild one. Saw loads just a short drive away, and even chased a couple of emus too.
Next came Christmas; some crazy skype calls to the USA and UK, a trip to the pub and then a big Australian outdoor Christmas Meal with Bob’s family. A surreal but awesome day.
After recovering from the drinking over Christmas, we heading up the road to the Barossa Valley for some wine tasting. Beautiful countryside and yummy wines.
Next, a musical interlude.
And then we went to Cuddlee Creek, the cutest sounding animal park ever. This was an awesome day out, beautiful scenery, got to feed kangaroos, wallabees and camels that we just wandering about. And of course, the must have photo-op from a trip to Oz, we got to cuddle some koalas.
On the way back we stopped off to see a giant rocking horse (self-explanitory really) and the Whispering Wall, where Rob and I stood at one end of a massive wall, Becca and Bob at the other, and we could hold a clear conversation. We in reality Rob whispered ‘nipples’ and we could hear Becca laughing in reply.
Next was New Years, Australian style. Drinks, BBQ and just a little bit of crazy.
After some rest we were ready to head back out sight-seeing again, and this time went to Victor Harbor. There were nice shops, a beautiful beach and Granite Island that you could walk to along a footbridge.
We stopped off on the way back for a drink and Rob and Bob acted their ages at the playground.
And then Rob turned 25 – which he wasn’t very happy about.
So he went fishing with the boys while Becca and I crafted it up.
We played bowling and mini-golf. Rob won the bowling, I didn’t win anything, but at least I avoided the pond, unlike Becca!
And then to round up our visit, we went on a Dolphin Tour from Port Adelaide, where we saw lots of dolphins (and one crazy guy selling tickets).
And that is about it for our time in South Australia. We loved it all, especially getting to spend time
annoying with Becca and Bob. Thanks again for being such brilliant hosts.
With only ten days left of the trip we flew to Sydney and then the Blue Mountains, which I will update later today!
Nic & Rob