Spring in Adelaide

A month in Piedmont and the Cinque Terre reinforces the perception that I am blessed to live in Australia and specifically, Adelaide. I love travel and will continue whilst ever my body and money permit. I have alluded to the book “The Art of Travel” by Alain de Botton and I read it at the beginning of my 3 months trip in August 2012. It is insightful. Read it to help pass the tedious 12 hours as you jet to Europe via Dubai. At a very basic level the scenery that appeared before me on a bicycle in Piedmonte is equalled on my cycle¬†trips in the Adelaide Hills.

A typical Australian paddock in the Adelaide Hills near Stirling

A typical Australian paddock in the Adelaide Hills near Stirling

The first turn on the Old Norton Summit towards the Scenic Hotel.

The first turn on the Old Norton Summit towards the Scenic Hotel.

Then of course at the start of the month of October the Norwood Outdoor Pool opens!

This is the OLDEST community swimming pool in South Australia, It is 55 yards long, not 50 metres. It celebrated its 50th anniversary about 5 years ago. The water is pristine.

This is the OLDEST community swimming pool in South Australia, It is 55 yards long, not 50 metres. It celebrated its 50th anniversary about 5 years ago. The water is pristine.

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By Spring the Bees are busy and I have a hive in my garden!

The beehive and in a month I should have my first home grown honey

The beehive and in a month I should have my first home grown honey

The Crabapple at the front of the house is in bloom and an orgy of blossoms and bees!
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Then of course by November its time for me to soak my FRUIT for the Christmas Cake!

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