Walk number two... TICK! Botanic gardens and north tce- 5.7km and 1.5 hours. We did 4.2km in 57.5 minutes. We admit we didn't explore all of the botanic gardens, which could be why we had less k's.
This walk was relatively boring compared to Lights vision. It does have a lot of the statues and memorials along the way. But really, the Botanic gardens deserve a dedicated walk. It's very pretty in the botanic gardens - the highlight is of course the Amazon water Lilly. They have massive leaves which are about the size of large lazy Susan - and underneath are nasty looking spikes. Then the Lilly's bloom and the Egyptians believed that before life there was darkness, but with the blooming of the Lilly there came light. This story pales in comparison to the one about the beautiful maiden who was looking at her reflection while waiting for her lover to come home on evening- but she fell I and drowned. The gods took pity on her and allow her to bloom as a Lilly when the moon rises.
The beetle is the most interesting part of the Lilly... They are attracted to the beautiful white Lilly and land there- they basically wait for the petals to close and dance and mate the night away. The closed petals mean a constant heat of 25-30 degrees so the Beatle only expends 2.8% of its normal energy. Then the petals open- the nettles are covered in pollen fly to the Lilly rave!
We then walked past the zoo down the river Torrens, watched some swans mate and wandered up the hill back to the city. maybe not such a bad walk after all.
The time to go to central market is a Sat afternoon- they are closed on Sunday so everything is on special! You have to fight the crowds but the atmosphere is lively! Just be careful what you buy- 5kg of potato's for $2.50 sounds cheap, but it's extremely heavy when you have to walk home :)
A really nice adelaidian day, we can't believe we have been here for a week already! Time is Absolutley going to fly.