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Ainslie Waldron

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Jan 29th

Adelaide – South Australia

We have just experienced a wonderful home exchange in Adelaide.  The house was magnificent, fit for royalty.  It is situated in the area of North Haven about 30 minutes from the city centre. The house has its own pontoon and is situated beside the marina, overlooking the Great Southern Ocean.   Our hosts kindly invited us to dine with them the first evening there and they showed us how all of their fancy gadgets worked.  This was a home with everything and so easy to live in.

Adelaide is also known as the city of churches and it really is a pretty place. www.australia.com/en/places/adelaide.html  We enjoyed exploring the local marina area as well as spending time relaxing in the comfort of the exchange house.

Tuesday was Australia Day and we enjoyed the company of neighbours in the open back yard area with the Australian flag proudly flying high.  The neighbours were extremely friendly and brought over a bottle of lovely local wine for us to enjoy and share with them.

South Australia is famous for its wineries and we had a terrific time in the Barossa Valley www.barossa.com/ sampling the fruits of various vineyards.  We particularly enjoyed the fine wines such as Hill of Grace at the Henschke winery https://henschke.com.au/ and the large variety of wines at the well known Wolf Blass Winery https://www.wolfblass.com/en-au.

We enjoyed roaming through the wonderful fresh food markets in the Adelaide city centre and viewing the magnificent architecture of Adelaide’s many churches, homes and the many stately buildings.

Another great home exchange. 

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