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GLEN ELG - Southern Australia

Date: 21st December 2015

Glen Elg - South Australia

Jonathan took me down to Adelaide for a few days. He wanted to meet up with a friend and also to do a Wine Tour of McLaren Vale. Friends in Sydney thought we would be scorched as Adelaide had been having a heatwave with temperatures over 40 degrees. We were decidedly chilly when we hit Adelaide and neither of us had a jacket.

We'd been advised to stay at Glen Elg and J had booked a self catering apartment at the Glen Elg Plaza. It is a fairly utilitarian looking building on the outside but the apartment was lovely with a great view over the Bay. Our room wasn't ready so we headed in, by tram, to Adelaide - a ride of around 20 minutes. Adelaide reminded me of Sydney in the 60's. Someone had recommended a Restaurant called 2KW which is 'on top of' the Jamie Oliver Eaterie. We were only in need of a snack which was just as well as they were full. But we were able to avail ourselves of liquid refreshment at the Bar which is on a rooftop with superb views over to the Oval Cricket Ground and Government House. We had some snacks which were absolutely superb and I was sorry that we hadn't got the time to see whether the restaurant measured up to the Bar snacks.

We headed back to Adelaide on the tram where I befriended a gorgeous little dog. Pinkaju was a companion dog to a Veteran of the Afghanistan War - a very interesting man called Marcus. Little Pinkaju actually fell asleep on my lap much to the surprise of Marcus who said he'd never seen him go to anyone before. (I do seem to have a way with animals - shame it doesn't extend to Men where I am a disastrously bad picker!)

As we were right by the Pier it made sense to have dinner there and we chose Sammy's Seafood Restaurant. Jonathan thoroughly enjoyed his Whiting - do I remember that Whiting and Coley were fed to Cats when I was a little girl!! My Moreton Bay Bugs were disappointing and fairly tasteless. The last time I ate them was during my sojourn in the Rainforest in 2006 when taking part in 'I'm a Celebrity......get me out of here'. We were so starved of food, perhaps anything would have tasted good. But we did see a lovely sunset whilst sitting at our table. Knowing that the Sun sets in the West, J and I were a trifle surprised that Glen Elg experienced a beautiful setting sun wth the latter sinking into the sea - but when you look at a map of Australia and the siting of Adelaide - it does face in a Westerly direction.

Very torn as to which photo I would choose but it has to be little Pinkaju - it was a long tram ride and he fell asleep in my arms much to the amazement of his owner who declared he'd never seen him go to anyone before let alone fall asleep.  Wish I had the same magic with males of the species!!

GLEN ELG - Southern Australia

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