Adelaide’s Elder Park with Zeb and Eider Duck

Our time in Adelaide is almost over, so we decided to take the free city bus to Elder Park.   This sign inside the bus shows the support for Adelaide’s athletic teams.

Support for the team and the fans.

Support for the team and the fans.

We left the bus near the Adelaide Oval.   This artistic design behind the stage caught our eyes.

Good art display

Good art display

Crossing the bridge, we reached Elder Park, on the River Torrens.

The Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Elder Park

The Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Elder Park

These boats look like fun and good exercise, but not today.

Maybe another day

Maybe another day

There were many friendly black swans in the river.

Graceful Black Swans are everywhere.

Graceful Black Swans are everywhere.

However, this may be a little too close to the swan.

Too close mom

Too close mom

We also saw some very curious pelicans.   This one wants to know what he purchased at the toy store.

Anything for me?

Anything for me?

These Australian pelicans are big.

Pelicans as tall as young humans

Pelicans as tall as young humans

Pelican appears to be taller than these young humans.    Again mom, maybe a little too close.

That is a long beak. We like the pink though

That is a long beak. We like the pink though

This fountain commemorates the visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in March 1954.

Commemorative Fountain

Commemorative Fountain

Nice gazebo.

Pretty gazebo

Pretty gazebo

These are lights on the river.

Lights on the river

Lights on the river

Very nice.    This is a tourist boat.   We are going on Pop Eye I.

We are going on this river boat.

We are going on this river boat.

We are traveling on the river.

Riding down the river

Riding down the river

We like river boats.   We pass the Adelaide Rowing Club.

Our first Rowing Club

Our first Rowing Club

Passing under the historic bridge, this friendly pedestrian waves to us.

Friendly pedestrian

Friendly pedestrian

We like this falling water.

Decorative falling water

Decorative falling water

If you have some time in Adelaide, we suggest a few hours or a day at this park.   Relax and enjoy your vacation, or your home town.

Adelaide, Australia’s Rundle Mall and Memorials with Zeb and Eider Duck

Zeb, Eider and the humans took Adelaide’s free city bus to view monuments and more.   This statue is in memory of those who fell serving and defending Australia.

Remembering fallen héros

Remembering fallen héros

The Honorable Dame Roma Mitchell is honored here.

Honorable Dame Roma Mitchell

Honorable Dame Roma Mitchell

She is a former Governor of South Australia, a former Chancellor at the University of Adelaide and a former Judge on the Supreme Court of South Australia.   Wow!   She was a great lady!   Here is the front of the Memorial remembering those lost in World War I and World War II.

Memorial for World War I and World War II

Memorial for World War I and World War II

This is the back of the Memorial.

Back of War Memorial. We ducks are on the steps

Back of War Memorial. We ducks are on the steps

Humans also walk inside the memorial to view additional exhibits.    The streets of Adelaide are very clean.   These trash containers are part of the reason.

We thought this trash container is pretty clever

We thought this trash container is pretty clever

Put trash in one place and cigarette butts in another place and keep Adelaide clean.   The Art Gallery of South Australia hosts a special exhibit.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

Sir Walter Watson Hughes, one of the founders of and the first donor to the University of Adelaide, is honored here.

Sir Walter Watson Hughs

Sir Walter Watson Hughs

Sir Douglas Mawson, Professor of Geology and Mineralogy was also an Antarctic scientist and explorer.

Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson

Australia honors many of its outstanding citizens.   Adelaide is also home to the premier retail area of South Australia.   Rundle Mall became Australia’s first pedestrian mall in 1976.   We wandered around Rundle Mall just before sunset.

Rundle Mall. A retail destination

Rundle Mall. A retail destination

The street is lined with world famous retail stores.

Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall

We like the sculptures also.   This fountain appeals to us.   We find water soothing.

Water is soothing for us

Water is soothing for us

Malls with flower shops always seem more friendly.

Flowers are so cheerful

Flowers are so cheerful

Of course, mom found the local chocolate store.

Wonderful chocolate

Wonderful chocolate

We are glad she did;  the chocolate was delicious.   We like Adelaide.   Tomorrow we will show you a little more before we leave town.

Adelaide Central Market with Zeb and Eider Duck

Zeb and Eider Duck only have a couple days to explore Adelaide, in the state of South Australia.   What to do?   The humans decided to ride the free city bus that will give them an overview of the city.   We like the old buildings that are still used today.

Old building still used today

Old building still used today

This old church looks really inviting.

Pretty old church

Pretty old church

While on the bus, mom started talking to a lady from Adelaide.   The lady moved to Australia from the Philippines several years ago.   She loves Australia.   She told the humans that they had to see Central Market.    The humans try to go where local people suggest, so we went to Central Market.

Central Market

Central Market

This is a huge market with small restaurants, many everyday items for sale, and of course, lots of groceries.   As we entered Central Market, we noticed that meat and vegetables are sold by the kilo.

Meat by the kilo

Meat by the kilo

We are accustomed to buying items by the pound.   But, one kilo is 2.2 pounds, so we are adjusting to the metric system.   The bakery is near the entrance.

Aroma of bakery draws us closer

Aroma of bakery draws us closer

It smells so good, we need a closer look.

Yum

Yum

Yum!  This aisle featuring fresh produce is so colorful.

Colorful Produce

Colorful Produce

This cheese shop certainly made us smile.    Smelly Cheese Shop.

Smelly Cheese Store

Smelly Cheese Store

The biggest surprise for us was the Some Thing Wild store.   This is no normal butcher shop.   Wild and exotic game is available here.   Duck breast???

We ducks don't like this

We ducks don’t like this

We Colorado Traveling Ducks are not sure we like that.   The assorted sausages are better for us to see.

Many kinds of sausge

Many kinds of sausage

This kangaroo stir fry is ready to take home and cook.

Kangaroo stir fry

Kangaroo stir fry

Could be a very nice dinner.   Check out the special of the day.

Special of the month?

Special of the month?

Crocodile ribs.   I have never seen them for sale before.   This market had all the normal market items, but we saw some new things too.   Visit Central Market and try some of the food.   You will enjoy new tastes.   Again, we like the old buildings being used today.   This one is across from Central Market.

Across from Central Market

Across from Central Market

When you visit Adelaide, ride the free city bus, routes 98 and 99.   And talk to people.   The people will suggest things for you to see and do.   It is fun, also.   We will show you more of Adelaide soon.

Clifford’s Honey Farm on Kangaroo Island with Zeb and Eider Duck

It is 6:15 a.m.; ducks and humans are waiting for a bus to the harbor near Adelaide, South Australia.   We will have a 45 minute ferry ride to Kangaroo Island

We will get on the ferry to Kangaroo Island

We will get on the ferry to Kangaroo Island

and then a couple days of tours.   Some people are taking cars on our ferry.

Cars are going on our ferry

Cars are going on our ferry

We are not taking a vehicle.   The ferry has left the harbor and we are sailing.

We love riding on boats

We love riding on boats

The back of the boat is a little chilly.   Not much sun yet.

Very windy back here.   We have to stay on the floor so we don't blow overboard

Very windy back here. We have to stay on the floor so we don’t blow overboard

We are docking at Kangaroo Island.

We are approaching Kangaroo Island

We are approaching Kangaroo Island

We board our tour bus and begin exploring the island.   Driving we admire the green fields.    As we continued, we saw some kangaroos  grazing in the fields and some fields of cattle.   We saw many sheep

We love the sheep

We love the sheep

and some new snow white baby lambs.   Our dirt roads are red.

Red dirt on Kangaroo Island

Red dirt on Kangaroo Island

The color will vary across the island.   This is a grass tree.

A grass tree

A grass tree

Our first stop is Clifford’s Honey Farm.

Clifford's Honey Farm

Clifford’s Honey Farm

This machine separates honey from the hive.

Getting honey from hive

Getting honey from hive

There are three levels of honey in each hive.   Humans only take 2 levels.   The bees need the 3rd level for their food.   Bees are working here.

Bees at work

Bees at work

The farm has Ligurian bees from Italy.   Bees cannot fly far, so the bee line remains pure on the island.   These bees are very quiet, docile and much sought after by bee-keepers.   They are easy to work and very productive.   The queen bees are exported around the world.   We visited the store.   Humans tasted honey.   They liked it.   They bought chocolate coated honeycomb and honey bears.   Both were enjoyed!   However, the honey bears were the favorite.   Yum!  For more information on Clifford’s Honey Farm, visit http://www.cliffordshoney.com.au     On our way to lunch, we passed the Weatherspoon farm with this sign.

Creative sign

Creative sign

Can you read it?   It says:  Did you bring a beer long.   A very clever and original sign!   Next we enjoyed a buffet lunch

Good lunch

Good lunch

at Vivonne Bay Eco Adventures Bistro and Function Centre on Vivonne Bay.

Let's eat at Vivonne Bay Eco Adventures Bistro and Function Center on Vivonne Bay

Let’s eat at Vivonne Bay Eco Adventures Bistro and Function Center on Vivonne Bay

Let’s continue down the road toward our next spot.

Let's continue down the road

Let’s continue down the road

We like our tour so far.   I think you will like what we show you next time.