Victor Harbor was still windy and rainy when we got up but cleared a bit by the time we got going. The trip into Adelaide was only going to be about an hour, so we took a detour west from Victor Harbor, though we didn’t go as far as Cape Jervis. We stopped at the HMAS Hobart Lookout as well as Normanville for some pictures and even though they are all nice enough they don’t compare to some of the views and lookouts earlier on in the trip.
Our next stop (and very popular tourist destination) was Hahndorf, which is a German settlement and there are some old(?) buildings there to look at – but it was all bit theme parky and I was more interested in getting something to eat! Mount Lofty was next on the list and we got some good views of Adelaide, though nothing particularly earth shattering!
Even with our detours it was just about late enough to book into the Grand Chancellor Hindley and get ourselves organised. We managed to drop the car off a little bit later and it hit home that our time in Australia was pretty much up! We decided to not walk around Adelaide too much as we had the whole next day to explore and the city didn’t seem that big.
Our hotel was very nicely situated with some ace bars just around the corner and we had a couple of happy hours drinks before having exceptional burgers at Bread & Bone Wood Grill, followed by even more exceptional cocktails for me and beer for Brian at Maybe Mae, which is a hidden basement bar that I’m very glad we found!
Even though we had the whole of Adelaide to explore we didn’t set out too early the next day, and our first port of call was Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market where I had some dumplings for lunch. Brian was happy to find another Breadtop even though they didn’t have his favourite pastry.
After filling our bellies we just pounded the streets for a while until decided to go and explore Glenelg for a while as I’d read that it is supposed to be good. In the end we didn’t spend much time there as it was a bit cold and windy, but it is a nice enough beach and seaside town, and I can imagine it would be good for a day out if the weather was nice.
Back in Adelaide we walked some more – through parts of Rundle Mall, past the university with some very nice buildings and through the botanic gardens where we spent a bit of time, on then onwards through Rundle Street, where we stopped off for some refreshments!
We needed to have an early night as we were flying out of Adelaide just after 6am and had to be up at 3am so we had a few drinks walking up Rundle and ended up at Clever Little Tailor in Peel Street and Pink Moon Saloon in Leigh Street next to our hotel again and having an early night.