Mt Lofty Botanic Garden


What a great place to escape to from the city.

The Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is one of three botanic gardens managed by the South Australian Department of the Environment and is by far the largest but still very manageable in that you could see nearly all of it in a day and get a great flavour of the Garden in much less time. Do allow at least a few hours though. Continue reading “Mt Lofty Botanic Garden”

Mt Lofty Summit – Panoramic View Of Adelaide


Mount Lofty summit (710m) is about 15 km east of the centre of Adelaide and affords reasonable panoramic views of the city and the Adelaide plains and foothills. I say reasonable instead of good or great as 15kms is a little far (even on a clear day) to see things in a lot of detail. Continue reading “Mt Lofty Summit – Panoramic View Of Adelaide”

Dunluce ‘Castle’ and the Reverend Macully


Having been born in Northern Ireland, when I saw reference to a residence called ‘Dunluce’ in Brighton it attracted my immediate attention. Dunluce is the name of a now ruined medieval castle (picture below, courtesy of Wikipedia) on the north coast of Northern Ireland, not far from Coleraine were I lived for a number of years. Continue reading “Dunluce ‘Castle’ and the Reverend Macully”

Person Sitting on Bench – Brighton


Adelaide is often referred to as the Festival City because of the disproportionately large number of festivals it has compared to Sydney, Melbourne and other Australian cities. Two of these festivals are held, back to back, at Brighton in the later half of January each year – the Brighton Jetty Beach Sculptures and the Brighton Jetty Classic. The Brighton Jetty Classic is an open water swim while the Sculpture festival (fashioned on similar events at Cottesloe Beach in West Australia and in Sydney – Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea) is a display of around 80 sculptures, some along the Brighton Esplanade set against the beautiful backdrop of the Gulf St Vincent and the balance within the local Surf Life Saving Club. Continue reading “Person Sitting on Bench – Brighton”

A Tribute to a Noble Woman


To the right (looking out to sea) of the Brighton Arch of Remembrance is this marble drinking fountain (non functioning), a memorial to a Mrs Kitty Primrose Whyte. It was erected in 1926 by the women of Brighton.

Kitty Primrose Whyte (nee Miss Kitty Macully) was the daughter of Reverend Alexander Macully (more on him, a bit of a character, in another review!), the Rector of St Jude’s Church, here in Brighton. Continue reading “A Tribute to a Noble Woman”

Take the Tram to Glenelg


This review is an introduction to Glenelg on which I have written a series of seperate reviews under the Glenelg category. Obviously, I recommend you look at and visit Glenelg should you find yourself in Adelaide.

Glenelg is Adelaide’s premier, at least in terms of visitor numbers, seaside resort on the shore of Holdfast Bay/ Gulf St Vincent about 10 kms from Adelaide City centre. It is named after Lord Glenelg, then Britain’s Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. Continue reading “Take the Tram to Glenelg”