Fleurieu Peninsula club outing

Well, another outing, another good day, a bit of sunburn (ouch ) and some great photo opportunities! James, Richard, Jenny, Mark, Heather, Reg & I met at Ashley’s then headed on to Julie and Ray’s in McLaren Vale.

Given that daylight saving started today, it was a pretty good turnout for 9am (read 8am) on a Sunday morning.

A shortish trip to Sellicks Beach and we were off! Lots of shots, close ups, long lenses and toilet stops later we moved on to Sellicks Hill (after a false start due satnav error!). A few shots here, but the sun was too high!

Assume the pose

Yellow Flower

At Sellicks

On to Myponga Reservoir (the back way) to view the wall, bees and motorbikes, along with a chat to some interstate visitors. Then down to Carrickalinga (drove through) and Normanville for lunch. That bakery is great! I can recommend the caramel slice 😉

On the road

Ray and Julie capture the scene

Walking On The Jetty

Walking On The Jetty

A few shots of signs (Ashley….), water, jetties, birds, sand and walking people, and we decided to head for the Ingalalla Waterfall via a very dusty Hay Flat Road (sorry Julie & Mark) – where a few intrepid souls (James) climbed to the top, and other climbed the rocks (Ray). Lots of shots of flowing water! A novelty after the drought the last few years.

Ingalalla waterfall

Then to Second Valley via Delamere. Had to stop on the way to photograph some pine logs on Range Road – some wishing for a 15 from the judges (the logs were numbered). A chance for those wide angle lenses to shine again.

I'm a Lumberjack!

Second Valley was absolutely lovely as usual – but no boat shacks :(. On the other hand, there were hundreds of visitors, plenty of water (the tide was in), and we spent a lot of time wandering around, using polarising filters, tripods, climbing rocks and exploring caves. Sadly no coffee and cake as it was a tad late by the time we gathered together again.

Old winch - Second Valley


Second Valley - framed!

So, after a full day – and it was already 5pm, we headed home – tired but happy….!

Sellicks Hill

Heading home, the lads (Richard, James, Ashley & I) finally got a good shot or two of Sellicks Hill – the sun was at just the right angle. A few other opportunities were passed up – we were tuckered out.

Here’s the Google maps link – enjoy! And check out the gallery as well for more images.

Chris 😉


2 responses

  1. Matt

    Looks like a great day was had – well done guys!

    04/10/2010 at 7:51 am

  2. Adrian

    Well done girls and boys! Site looks fresh and informative.

    12/10/2010 at 7:58 pm