We arrived in Adelaide, South Australia, Sunday evening, where our friend from college, Louise kindly picked us and our multiple bags up. We are staying in the Adelaide Hills in a German settlement named Hahndorf. We have spent the last few days revisiting where Sam went to school and lived, as well as the local countryside and beaches. This really is a beautiful part of the country.
We spent Monday afternoon at Mt Lofty, which looks over the hills, plains and coastline around Adelaide. This area was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday fires in the early eighties, but the ranger tower remained in use throughout the fire. Almost 30 people died in that fire, half firefighters.
We also encountered a roo hanging out by the tower and got pretty close.
Yesterday we went out for a drive to the Barossa Valley. South Australia produces 50 % of the wine produced in Australia, many famous wines, such as Jacobs Creek are produced in the Barossa. We stopped first at a wildlife park where you really could get up close to the animals. We fed the wallabies cookies, and each held a koala.
We’ve been doing some reading on the different animals we’ve encountered and it’s been great to see how our Creator works in their design.