While it might seem that the only place we’ve been lately is Warren, there is always something to see whenever we walk or kayak here. We did a walk in West Warren, a half loop. We took the centre path up the hill and then turned left down the first fire track which has noContinue reading “No-name fire track”
We enjoyed the full North Warren loop experience on Sunday. It’s a lovely 8.8km walk through eucalypts, pine forests and at the moment, water. We went clockwise and only got wet socks in the last 15 minutes. Our last walk here was in May with less puddles and more funghi.
We tried out the Devil’s Nose Track in Para Wirra Conservation Park. Although it’s not that far we easily spent a couple of hours enjoying the views and wildlife. We saw a koala, a kangaroo and some emus, as well as various birds and lizards. The track is pretty easy, but there is some gravelContinue reading “Devil’s Nose”
A few days ago we had a lovely walk in Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, which has some of the most beautiful trees in the Barossa area. No snakes or koalas this time, but the smell of the bush was divine.
As novice kayakers it’s great to have the Warren Reservoir close by for easy kayaking practice. No waves, currents, or bitey water-dwelling wildlife. And some great views.
The usual cycling fest Tour Down Under was curtailed due to you-know-what. So instead in SA we had the Festival of Cycling. A race in Tanunda gave us a good reason to visit Barossa Valley Brewing for a bevy, some lunch and a great spot to view the race. For the third lap we venturedContinue reading “Festival of cycling 2021”
We recently took a walk in Hale Conservation Park. There had been a prescribed burn which looked terrible from Warren Road. But up close you can see the new growth coming through.
Our last walk for 2020 was at Warren. It was a public holiday so the car park was full, but everyone was fishing or kayaking or both. We didn’t see many other people while walking. For this visit we tried one of the fire trails through the middle of the reserve, which was about 3.5k.
The Laratinga Wetlands, near Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills, is a beautifully designed artificial wetland. We went for a walk and I’ve never seen so many blue wrens in a single day. A great place for an easy walk with plenty of bird life. And turtles.