Tag Archives: Adelaide

The Diary of a Slow Traveller – Close to Home – The Tour Down Under

My hometown of Adelaide, South Australia hosts the Tour Down Under each year- race one of the UCI World Road Cycling Tour. Now in its 19th year it is well established and patronised by locals and tourists alike. In 2017 … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Slow Traveller: Close to Home – Second Valley, South Australia

I was reading the wonderful blog Windows into History  on the  joy of slow travel, a subject upon which I have often blogged.  It is a reflection of travel close to home in 1900 by Richard Le Galliene, albeit in his … Continue reading

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Are Cyclists like Cats on a Rainy day?

I was struck by a thought as I walked back from University on a wet cold Adelaide winter’s day. Are Cyclists like Cats on a Rainy day? On rainy days our cat wanders from window to window seeing if it … Continue reading

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So near and yet so far …. Second Valley

We are privileged to have a beach house at idilyc Second Valley just 90kms from the centre of Adelaide. Its a stunning location with a gorgeous beach. From our beach house balcony you can see the city. Infact when they … Continue reading

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Let’s face it, I’m a petrol head!

We live about 250 metres from Adelaide’s Street Circuit. Each year in late February it comes alive to the sounds of V8 Supercars. For many it’s a time to get out of the city, but for me it’s an added … Continue reading

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