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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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!!)
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
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)
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.
At the Lighthouse Inn, Port Adelaide
Trying to console myself a bit…
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
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.
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
The project i getting real now that I sit in Frankfurt waiting for my onward flight to Singapore! Hopefully I’m seeing the last of this winter now… I would not be happy to have this on my return… Photo from Stockholm yesterday, 16 Jan.