Trip Start Jan 11, 2012
49Trip End Jun 17, 2012
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The Adelaide Festival takes place during even years, so I timed it right for once - went to the Garden of Unearthly Delights - plenty of food and fair rides, so you get 2-4-1 on food! ;) Elsewhere there was comedy, dance and music gigs etc.
I visited the Tandanya Aboriginal Centre - artwork including striking landscapes and sculptures, and hanging from the rafters were woven birds catching prey. There was also a good demo of the didgeridoo during a talk.
Ventured into an Oz Woolworths! 'the fresh food people' - bit like our Coop
Took a tram to Glenelg with its sandy bay and posh marina with shops. Checked out the very limited art gallery (poor excuse for a craft shop), and the Bay of Discovery Centre with old sea-side memorabilia..
The opal museum was a good find - showing the tools of the trade, jewellery, plus boomerangs, didgeridoos and Aboriginal artwork.
Sniffed out the Haighs Chocolate Factory - bit of history info and watched the workers shape and wrap - individual chocs and of course the Easter eggs were being made by this amazing twirling armed machine - free choc much appreciated! :)
Found a small but gorgeous Japanese garden - very secluded with stepping stones and huge fish in the pool - all very tranquil.
Followed this by an early night before my Rock Patrol tour to the Red Centre!