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The Naracoorte Caves -- a World Heritage Site worth a visit.

A difficult place ot get pictures -- Stalagmites or Stalagtites, or does...

That would be the Hyatt on the left.

Near the Zoo

A shower, a bath, all in marble -- luxury for a short...

Love that Red Kangaroo.

What are you doing in my house?

The man in charge.

You can touch me, if I can continue eating.

Youcan get close at the Adelaide animal park.

With Paul, Jackie, and the kids at the pier.

A pretty little town with good food, good wine, good accomodation, and...


WE left Port Fairy for Adelaide, and had the opportunity to stop at the only World Heritage Site in South Australis, Wonambi Fossil Centre in the Naracoorte CAves Conservation Park. There are regular cave tours here, and we were on a tour before Gerry could say "No". As with many of the experiences on this trip, we have each had to face our fears -- one of Gerry's is the occassional sense of claustrophobia. With support of an understanding spouse, and a few prayers, we visited one of the caves. It was beautiful, cool, and clean. This place is worth a longer visit than we had time for.

We stopped in a number of very nice coffe shops and bakeries -- these Aussies are very hospitable -- except at Eurocar. They tried to have us replace their windscreen, for a small scrathc that they had already repaired. They got zero for attitude, and I would never rent from that company again, given the choice.

The Lonely Planet had informed us that we could stay at the Hyatt for $100 per night for the weekend, so we did. It was luxurious comfortable, and in a great location.

David Sainsbury had been on the SPANZA program with me, and he had invited us to stay with him when we came to Adelaide, so we rented a car and stayed with his family -- we had a great time -- good food, good friends, terrific kids, and a great internet connection.

Gerry visited the hospital -- David is now Department Head, for today, and we had a lot to share in common expereinces.

While in Adelaide, our friends Paul and Jackie were also visiting with their children, and we had an opportunity to have dinner with them -- a fortuitous meeting.

Our last few days in SA were spent in McLaren Valley at a bed and breakfast called Wine and Roses.

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