Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Café

We are always deciding where to have coffee, spoiled for choice we spread ourselves around, a daily ritual. I decided I should start recording some of these experiences, not that I haven't in the past, but this time with more of the eye of a social observer perhaps.
First up 80 Bay Street.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Kangaroo Island

K.I. as the locals call it, major tourist destination, lucky we were off season. Not quite what I expected, big, 150kms by 90kms, lots of driving to reach the national park, the reason we were there, which occupies about 20% of the western end of KI, the rest is rural and just like any bit of Australian bush really.
Good rocks, Remarkables, best coastal heath I've seen, no seals pics, well I did photograph some at some distance off a cliff, otherwise there's Seal Bay, a virtual theme park, you pay to step on the beach, in a tour, no thank you!


We were marooned on KI for another day due to the ferry not
running. Time to explore Penneshaw. 

The fish shop, world famous, but closed for the season.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Port Adelaide

The port that nearly wasn't. Better known for its AFL team, the port tries to be a historic port, which it is, just not a lot to it. I'm sure had we given it more time gems would have appeared, plenty of pubs.

Friday, 1 May 2015


One long tram ride from Adelaide and you're standing on the South Australian coast, so away from it all. So different from Sydney. And, and the sun sets out at sea. Glenelg is a crush in summer, but totally beautiful now, in autumn.

We befriended these Uyghur women on the wharf. They have
lived in SA for ten years.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


I was looking forward to this, never having been to Adelaide before. The initial reason for the trip was to search for any relatives on my father's side. I only found out about a year ago that he died in Adelaide.
The search went nowhere, but we went anyway.
Caught the Trent Parke exhibition and lunch at the Art Gallery of SA, alone worth the trip, walked around, shopped at Central Market, how civilised. In fact a very civilised city, I do like Adelaide.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

APQ @ The New Gehry Building, UTS

The Australian Piano Quartet performed flawlessly in the auditorium, acoustics were also flawless, well to me. Some luminaries were there, including therighton bob carr, who calls himself professor now?
Also ran into a distant cousin of mine, the man about town, Darryl Thoms.

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Exhibition, continued

New location, you know the scene.

'The Exhibition ' was posted Nov 2014.