Weather: 16c, cloudy
After only 26hrs, we arrived. All in all, the journey was great - as usual, not much space on the planes, but fantastic entertainment with the in-flight entertainment.
From New Zealand we flew over the east coast of Australia, just south of Sydney and this was our first view of the country:
Our first stop in Adelaide was to have a coffee on the beach - just 10 minutes from the airport! Henley Beach looks gorgeous (a little windy and overcast), but for a 'travelling' day, that will do us fine!!
We had a lazy first day - fortunately it looks as though we have all managed to escape without too many jetlag issues, and just took a wander into Adelaide and one of the malls. It was interesting to see all the British influences - including a Woolworths!
Oh, and Kangaroo steaks. I'm not too sure about this, but who knows! We also came across some Australian soldiers raising money for Legacy - an organization that raises money for the families of deceased and incapacitated soldiers, so Dad jumped in for a quick photo opportunity:
One of the great things about visiting a new country is to see all the fabulous plants that grow naturally - here are a few shots of the ones growing nearby:
The geranium bush was about 4ft tall and the osteospermum was about the same size, but as ground cover. Just amazing - they are seasonal annuals in Canada :)