An avid skier’s guide to adventures in her adopted home of Adelaide, South Australia and mountains abroad.
When considering a visit to a national park, walking through a ghost town is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is home to the historic village of Inneston. Since the early 1900s, Inneston has been many things: a small settlement, a thriving company town supporting nearly 200 people, […]
We had hoped to see plenty of wildlife while camping at Innes National Park during, but we never expected the wildlife to steal from us. Home to more than 100 types of birds and 10 mammals, Innes (recently renamed Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park) is a sanctuary for native wildlife on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. It is bordered by the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park which is rich with marine life, some of which […]
Sitting amongst dramatic cliffs that tower over the roughly 40 kilometres of coastline on Yorke Peninsula’s southern tip, the pristine beaches of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park are full of surprises. Each with a unique feel, the beaches are home to shipwrecks, rock pools and dolphins. There are at least 12 accessible beaches in the park […]
Two years before moving to Adelaide, South Australia I had never even heard of it. In 2005, I was working my second ski season at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado. I spent my days outside skiing, shoveling snow and working on my goggle tan. It was far from the career I had planned while in […]
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the day-to-day. We get blinders on – focused on work and chores around the house – and forget to pay attention to the interesting things there are to do where we live. Until something, like, say a pandemic, forces you out of your routine […]
On Sunday, I took part in the Joggers World Half Marathon, part of the 41st Adelaide Marathon Festival. The Festival includes the Adelaide Marathon, Joggers World Half Marathon, Physio Smart 10km, Embrace 5km, and Race the Popeye Kids Fun Run. Overall, the event seemed well-run with only a few areas for improvement. The Half Marathon […]
Hi! I’m Ashley,
I am an ex-ski bum from America who lives in Adelaide, Australia – a place that gets no snow. I was working at a Colorado ski resort when I fell in love with an Aussie boy and I have since fallen in love with his hometown.
I explore my wonderful adopted home state of South Australia, while we plan our next amazing ski trip.