It's mid winter here and it is wet and cold and as I have said before I would much prefer the summer, but it is winter and I try to make the most of it. Most other years we try to get away from the cold weather and head to the north but as travelling is still a bit of a gamble we have stayed put. We have friends who have travelled north to Queensland and now with the lockdowns they are not sure when they will get back home.
We have had a few day trips out and as I have been having trouble walking, it has been great to go out in the car to just get out of the house.
One of our day trips a few weeks ago was to Milang, about 70km from home.
|The old blacksmith building in Milang|
Milang is a lovely little town on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. It is now more of a holiday destination and only around 800 permanent residents live there. Our family used to have a holiday
|The War Memorial, Milang|
|Lake Alexandrina, Milang|
|The Butter Factory, Milang|
Last weekend we did another day trip to Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley where we had coffee at the local bakery. It is a lovely drive from our home and on a wintery day it was great to be in the warm car for the trip. I didn't take any photos of the bakery as I was too busy enjoying my Capuccino and Vanilla slice!
|These lovely trees have a yellow type of fungus growing on them on the way to Lyndoch|
|Not far from home but definitely a country scene|
|The old Sandy Creek Hotel|
|The Wheatsheaf Inn, est. 1849|
|On our way home, the town of Gawler|
|Gawler Railway Station|
View of 'Para Para', the mansion built by Walter Duffield at Gawler in 1851.
|Dead Man's Pass is a nature reserve near the Para River, Gawler|
|The reserve in Dead Man's Pass|