Galahs in the tree
At about 11.00 this morning Andrew suggested going out to lunch. I asked where he had in mind. Glacier Rock Restaurant/Cafe was where he had decided to go. We live about a 35/40 minute drive north of Adelaide and the cafe is about and hour south of Adelaide. We left home at 11.30 am. We sidetracked a bit so it was about 2pm when we got to the cafe. It is next to the Inman Valley golf course and I had never been in the cafe before although we had passed it a lot of times. It is about 15 minutes drive from Victor Harbour, which is a beachside tourist destination. This is where the memories come in.
Nice and warm
Andrew was born on a Dairy farm at Inman Valley and had not been in the cafe for about 35 years. Andrew lived on the dairy farm until he was 12 years old & went to school in Victor Harbour. While sitting in the cafe he was reminising about riding his bike over the old wooden bridge that we could see as we looked out the window. He also remembers having a black and white photo of himself near that bridge, sitting on his mum's horse Anita. We had our lunch and I took some photos. We then walked along a path to the area known as Glacier Rock, which Andrew says has changed. The big rock has gone and the banks have eroded. I took more photos. As we drove away we went by the bridge which has now been closed off. Again photos for Andrew's history book. We drove through the back roads (as Andrew does) and looked at the farm from a distance and he found the back entrance gate to the property.
Andrew reminising about his childhood
From there we drove to Whalers Bluff which is only about 5 minutes drive from Victor Harbour. Whalers Bluff was an early whaling port and every year there are still whales that come through but thankfully no hunting of the whales. We were going to go the Whalers Inn for a tea & coffee but decided to do a drive along the little dirt road and saw some seals sunbaking. They were in the water though and at times looked like driftwood. They only had a small part of their bodies out of the water and they were happy. We continued further around to where there were people fishing and they were getting annoyed that there was a seal taking their bait. However we still couldn't get any of the seals to come up out of the water. We went to have a cuppa and then thought that we would see if the seals were doing something different but they were still just sunbaking. Another seal had joined the first 2 but would not cooperate for photos. We had to go. A long drive home but we will come back one day to continue the story of the area when we have time to stop in Victor Harbour itself. It was 6.30 pm when we arrived home.