We are in the middle of the Xmas summer holidays and the Heritage Trail is now extremely popular, as is the beach at Petrel Cove. As usual the recreational fishermen are out in force in their hunt the oceanic wilderness beyond the Encounter Marine Park for the Southern Bluefin tuna. This recreational fishing is still allowed in Australia, despite the accepted global status of Bluefin tuna as an over-fished species.
There appears to be a lot more people holidaying on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula this year. Maybe people are holidaying locally cos the poor exchange rate for Australian dollar makes the overseas holiday trips too expensive?
Kayla and I have taken to walking around the empty streets of the township at 6.30 am for our early morning walks:
We wander down any alleyway that we come across that would provide some shade and protection from the wind. The alleyways allow us to avoid all the runners and the bicyclists on the paths near the beach. The afternoon walk with Maleko is more problematic as our options are much more limited. We hang out on amongst the coastal rocks playing around with an open air studio, and experimenting with still life images as much as is possible.
We have to keep an eye for people walking amongst the rocks, usually with their dogs. This mostly works, but it means that it is a limited walk for Maleko.
By and large Suzanne and I are very restricted where can go with the standard poodles on the afternoon walk, due to all the people/families milling around the beaches and the coast over the Xmas break. So we are going to inland away from the township to try and discover new places.
Tonight we will try and find some sort of walking trail along the Hindmarsh River north of Victor Harbor. I have a vague memory of a walking track that runs between the Hindmarsh River and the McCracken development.