Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gluepot to Normanville

The old Truro Pub. Est. 1863.
Old Truro Building
The Old Bank of Adelaide building at Truro
The Old Queen (Murry River Queen) Paddle Steamer now acts as a Cafe.
The view of the water trough as seen through the opening in the Birdhide at Grasswren
Gluepot to Normanville

Leaving Gluepot we travelled to Blanch Town via Waikerie and booked into the Riverside Caravan Park to charge batteries on the power supply and to have a very welcome hot shower. This is where we will be leaving our caravan in storage for the next two weeks as we have accommodation booked at The Grand Mercure Resort “The Links” at Lady Bay near Normanville for the next five nights. I thought that we had packed a separate case for this part of the stay but Coba had to repack before we could leave for Adelaide.

Adelaide used to be called the City of Churches but I believe it is the City of Traffic Lights and none appeared to be co-ordinated. It was not uncommon to wait at one red light and when it turned green, have a light 100 metres down the road turn red. The roads were busy probably because it was Mothers Day and people were visiting their mums. On the way through Adelaide we visited Heidi Ing, formally Janz, who is doing research on the Janz family in Adelaide. This is the first time that we had meet although we had exchanged e-mails regarding family history. I did research on the Janz family in Mackay and I bought down my information and what I had gathered from others for her to copy for her records. (My Mother was a Janz).

Normanville is approximately 70 Kilometres South West of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsular. We arrived mid afternoon and booked into our accommodation. Our unit is self contained so it was down to the local Foodland store for some supplies for our stay. The Resort is part of a Golf Course and does have a restaurant attached which we will use during our stay. Tonight however was eat in for us. Our room has views out over the water of Spencer Gulf and we were treated to a great Sunset. The evening was catching up on sorting photos from Gluepot that will continue for several days having taken hundreds of shots many of which will end up in the recycle bin.

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