Luckily he lives close to the beach in Glenelg and towards the end of the day when it wasn't so hot I would walk to the beach with a book, wet my feet and sit there until the sun set at around 8,30pm. A magical time!!
|Various sunsets at Glenelg beach|
Just outside Adelaide's airport I got the first glimpse of some of the sculptures that were part of the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures.
The Brighton Jetty Classic includes other fun events such as Swimming events, Carnivals, stalls, entertaiment...and started on 22nd. January ending on 2nd February.
|Sculptures outside Adelaide Airport|
One day I had the brilliant idea of cycling from Glenelg to Brighton just over 4,5km (3miles) away to go and see the Sculptures.
|Sculpture "taking a rest" on a bench near Glenelg Beach - here wearing the Australian colours for Australia Day that was celebrated on 26th January|
I'm no Cadel Evans, and I'm scared to ride on the road, but luckily there is a cycling/walking path along the sea front, except for a little detour where there is a Life Saving club by the beach edge and cars and cyclists need to go up one street around that area.
|Some of the sculptures|
|The Greatest Muse|
|Brighton Jetty and Shark sculpture|
Pushing the bicycle on the sand for around 15 minutes is very hard work!!
Phew I was exhausted by the time I got back on the cycling track and had to stop for a while and sit on a bench to catch my breath. The return home was certainly a lot harder. I was surprised that the following day my legs weren't hurting from all that cycling and walking.
|A lovely bench in a garden overlooking the beach|
Being summer and school holidays (kids starting school this week in most States), the beach suburb of Glenelg was always full of people walking around the town and on the beach.
|Jetty Road, Glenelg with the tram that goes to Adelaide|
There was a fund raising event for "Heart Foundation" with huge "Love" letters in metal, and you could donate $10 in exchange for a heart locket where you could write a message to your loved one, to be hung on one of the letters.
These letters would then be going to Rundle Mall in the centre of Adelaide from the
1st to the 14th February and then to the Garden of Unearthly Delights in East Terrace Rd for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, until the 16th March.
I thought it was quite a novel idea for a fundraiser and it seems to be such a "fashion" thing to pin lockets in bridges, etc.
|Pinning my love heart locket|
|The Bay Discovery Centre - Glenelg - with the Love letters|
|1.Photo board in Brighton beach, 2.Little Boy diver in Glenelg, 3. Grafitti lane, 4. Bicycle rest, 5.Glenelg Jetty with hopscotch game, 6. Resting with my bicycle on the way home|