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Bushwalk at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has a few short walks that are great for a quick escape into nature. There is a feeling of calm in the park among the tall gum trees.  The hill bordering the northern part of the park keeps out the traffic sounds and you can hear plenty […]

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Adelaide South Australia

Uraidla: Make sure to stop at this Adelaide Hills town

If not for the change in speed limit most travellers would probably fly through the town of Uraidla, which sits in an Adelaide Hills valley on a two-lane road that dips and climbs around blind corners never more than 300 metres apart.  Ten years ago, they definitely wouldn’t have stopped. Located 17 kilometres east of […]

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Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide Zoo, A City Oasis

Walking along the winding paths of the Adelaide Zoo shaded by bamboo and palms, with the whistles and chirps of birds overhead and the occasional soft hoot of a monkey in the background, it’s easy to forget that you are in the City of Adelaide.  The landscaping at the zoo includes plants carefully chosen from […]

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Other Adventures

Adventures With an Unknown Spoodle

The last thing I expected to see crossing our quiet street as I drove towards the gym at a quarter to six in the morning was a small dog.  As it trotted across in front of my car it turned its head towards me, tongue out in a small smile, with its ears perked up […]

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Adelaide

Adelaide’s Purple Trees

I don’t think I’ll ever forget my astonishment the first time I saw them.  It was the shock of seeing something that seemed unnatural.  Throughout my childhood in North America I had only ever seen trees with green leaves or the vibrant red, orange and yellows of autumn, followed by brown as the leaves began […]