A little pause in the project

I felt it was time to have a small break in my project and to take the time to review what I have done so far. Well, then it was the feeling that the Port Kenny PUB did not look all that enticing whereas the nearby little holiday village of Venus Bay was absolutely charming. Even though it had no PUB. So I choose Venus Bay and the break from PUB life.

Venus Bay

Venus Bay

It was somewhat less charming to go through images I have taken so far. OK, there is one or two I can feel pleased with, but by and large I need to up my game substantially it I am to get close to what I now see as project goal.

Oh well, just to get on with it I suppose. Quick relocation of the mobile Project Office to Streaky Bay

The PUB at Streaky Bay

The PUB at Streaky Bay

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Project Office relocated

I’m continuing the travels around PUBs in Eyre Peninsula and have now moved from the coast and am currently in Wudinna. I’ve set up my project office near by.

Project Office in the bush

Project Office in the bush


The evenings have been spent at Wudinna Hotel where I’ve met the nicest people and had a great time. The second evening I was invited to join a group to have dinner at May’s Kitchen, surely the only Thai restaurant within 200 km or so. The food was great and so was the company!
May's Kitchen, Wudinna

May’s Kitchen, Wudinna

Editing images

Went to the office this morning to work with images I have taken. Takes more time than you think to do editing, key wording etc etc.

At the office in Arno Bay

At the office in Arno Bay

After a bit of work I went to the Jetty Cafe for a morning coffee. The kind man came out with these lovely ripe peaches straight off his tree in the back yard. People around here are just super friendly.Peaches

Spent some lovely days at Darke Peak. The hosts could not be kinder people, Alan took me around to see some of the sights and the evenings were very social and pleasant.

Darke Peak Hotel, Anne in action

Darke Peak Hotel, Anne in action


After having been on the road for a while, I need some time for reflection (and R&R!). Alan of Darke Peak Hotel suggested Arno Bay so off I went. Nice place!
Arno Bay

Arno Bay

Arrived to Eyre Peninsula, project in progress

I’ve taken my good time to get to Eyre Peninsula and it’s been fine to travel a bit slowly and investigate places I’ve passed on the way. I’ll have to go back to Adelaide even more slowly I think, much to enjoy en route.
Eyre welcome

The first port of call is Darke Peak. The choice was made because the name intrigued me and this seems to be a good criterion. I’m having a fabulous stay (yes, really!!)
Darke Peak Pub

Towards Eyre Peninsula

Took off yesterday from Adelaide towards Eyre Peninsula. I’m not taking the most direct route, I feel there’s plenty of time so no need to hurry. It feels great to have the time to travel slowly and to stop wherever I want to poke around and to take some photos. I made it to Jamestown where I stayed for the night at the Commercial Hotel. Nice place, good home cooked food and friendly service!

The Commercial Hotel in Jamestown

The Commercial Hotel in Jamestown

In the evening I went down to the front bar for a meal and a beer or two. I ended up spending a thoroughly enjoyable evening with Roger. We had a great conversation for hours (the last part of which I for some reason have difficulties to recall)

Roger

Roger

One week down

A week spent in Adelaide catching up with friends. I foolishly thought I’d have time to chip in some research as well, but this did not happen. I suppose I’m on a go-slow as well. But then, it’s been a lovely week.

Less lovely was a visit to a dentist. I had a bit of a tooth-ache during the flights and wanted it seen to. I ended up paying a king’s ransom for the problem to get worse.

Beer at Lighthouse Inn

At the Lighthouse Inn, Port Adelaide

Trying to console myself a bit…

Arrived in South Australia!

I’m there now! An overnight flight with no sleep from Singapore, got the rented wheels and off I went. Not so far, I needed sleep badly and there are friends to catch up with in Adelaide and some business to conduct. Anyway, started to do some photography and since PUB’s are at some sort of center stage for my project, what’s better than showing an image of a PUB? It happened to be my local many years ago, the Esplanade

Esplanade Hotel

Singapore stop-over

For the first time in donkey’s years I’ve transited in Singapore and taken the time to stop for a couple of days. It’s been fantastic to meet old friends and to get used to warmer weather (doesn’t take a lot to do). I’ve been staying on Orchard Road, shopping paradise of the world. A bit of a waste on me though, I’m a bad shopper at the best of times. Under Orchard Road there are at least 2 levels of underground shops and there are walkways connecting the various department stores. Paradise or Dante’s inferno?

Singapore, corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road.

Singapore, corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road.

It’s been a treat to eat local food here, the real deal and not Western European white man asian food. (Eh, did not try this stall..)

Singapore, Toa Payoh food market stall

Singapore, Toa Payoh food market stall