Our first stop out of Mt Gambier this morning was to a 'sinkhole' - formed 200 odd years ago just out of town and known as the 'Umpherstone Sinkhole'. If anyone ever passes here, it is well worth a look - really interesting to say the least.
The sinkhole has been developed into a lovely parklands garden and is really quite pretty. A number of steps down as one would imagine but the sort of formation you don't usually see on travels!
Had no real plan for the day so hopped in the car and headed off on a driving tour to whereever the car would take us. It was a bit tricky as we were in the centre of the CBD but ended up on a drive through War Memorial Drive along the river and parklands. Worked our way into town and did a wander through the centre city shops (as you do!) and along North Terrace with all the older historic buildings eg The Museum, Art Gallery - even had a wander through there.
Mum has noticed lots of old churches along our travels, maybe because many of them are the historic stone churches which have been well preserved.
Left the city area and headed out to the Barossa - our first stop to the 'I' spot for a map on where we were and what best to see in a short period of time.
Organised ourselves early this morning and made our way firstly to the Adelaide Central Markets - supposedly opened early at 7am and yes, lots of the fruit and vegie areas were open but not a lot of others.
The assortment of fruit and vegies was amzing as were the cheese shops - and of course another Haig's Cholcoate store which we visited of course! We are doing SO well at lolly and chocolate stores! (NOT!)
From Adelaide, headed up to the Adelaide Hills where we visited the Mt Lofty Summit for a lookout view over a dreary looking Adelaide, left there then drove on through the small town localities rather than jump straight onto the freeway. Some lovely older homesteads in amongst the big gardens in the area.