Braving the blustery weather, C, JM and I took a drive to the Fleurieu Peninsula yesterday, picnic optimistically packed in the car. As it turned out, the weather co-operated perfectly. The rain stopped at the times we stopped and started again when we were walking back to the car to move on. We even managed to enjoy time on the beach at Carrickalinga and watch the sun struggle, but ultimately fail to break through the clouds.
Driving further south, through Yankalilla Bay, we headed to the more rugged and industrial Rapid Bay, where the scars of the local mining industry are clearly visible and spent time on the new jetty. The local council is clearly proud of this, as we saw several signs announcing the opening and the cost of the build. For my money, the old jetty was more fascinating and it was interesting to see that even though it was damaged the council had left it standing in it’s ruinous state.
Dolphins played in the waters, the waves broke unceasingly and the wind alternated between light breezes and howling, whipping gales but it was an amazing day. A few pictures will give you an idea of just how stunning the peninsula is, even on a grey and lowering day after the rains.