It was a relief to return to the coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula late yesterday afternoon, after spending around 5 hours walking the CBD of Adelaide in 35-40 degrees heat.
I had taken the Subaru Outback into the West Terrace Jarvis in Adelaide for its regular service. Walking the city and photographing it with the new Sony A7r111 seemed like a good way to fill in time until I could pick up the car. I could then see how Adelaide had changed from when I had lived there.
Adelaide was on the cusp of change as we were living –becoming a post-industrial city. The urban life was more vibrant.
So I walked around the CBD from 8am to 1pm. However, I struggled in the summer heat and gave up the photography after walking around the new medical precinct along the western part of North Terrace.
Eventually I packed walking the city in for some air conditioned comfort. I ended up at the Flinders University City Gallery, and relaxed by looking at the impressive Helen Read Collection of Aboriginal art from the top end of Australia.
Then it was a long, slow walk back in the heat of the city to Jarvis near the South/West Terrace corner of the CBD. I was in the midst of a heatwave.
It was around 8-10 degrees cooler on my return to the coast at Encounter Bay. When I walking Maleko between 6.30-8 pm there was a very welcome south-westerly wind blowing.
The temperature was very pleasant to walk in, and it was enjoyable hanging about on the coastal path looking at the cloud formations.