So, The Ghan! We're probably not the youngest people on here, but it feels like it! Sal reckons it's like a retirement home on wheels! The routine consists of looking out of windows for kangaroo's and emu's, then going to the dining car for another meal! We sussed out pretty early how to turn the piped music off, we didn't really want '60s MOR hits for 24 hours solid! The scenery has changed from farmland just outside Adelaide, to bush, and now to outback. The...
Jeff & Sal RTW 2011
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All aboard The Ghan! For the first time on this trip we 'join the herd', most other passengers checking in seem to be on organized package tours, to be herded around like sheep (sorry, Lamby, no offense meant!). Still, really looking forward to this experience!
A lovely couple of days, yesterday a trip into Adelaide to visit the fantastic market, bought a load of lovely food, including a couple of enormous steaks! Spent the rest of the day chilling on the beach. Went to Outback Jack's for tea, hmm, ok, but not all that! Today, another trip into Adelaide, this time to visit the Immigration Museum, which was fantastic! Lunch at the foodcourt in the mall, then back to Glenelg, and our new, huge apartment, for swimming, c...
Arrived safe and sound in Adelaide, after our longest 'roadie' yet! Stopped at the Big Lobster on the way, for a picture ( bit dull really, but better than the Giant Koala ), had a kangaroo pastie for lunch in Meningies, and arrived in Glenelg ( beach resort in Adelaide ) as the Australia Day celebrations were in full swing, party time!
Pleasant drive from Halls Gap to Coonawara, we stopped off at the Giant Koala, which sadly was closed due to flooding, and one of his toe's had been washed away! Arrived at Coonawara, and after an enjoyable wine-tasting session, had a lovely meal at the hotel. Tomorrow we're visiting the Big Lobster at Kingston, hope it's not been washed away!