Trip Start Sep 14, 2006
169Trip End ??? ??, 2007
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I would only be in Adelaide for a short time so it made sense to try and get out and see it. It's a pleasant enough city that is sometimes criticised for being a bit boring. We walked a few of the main thoroughfares and then headed North to the Adelaide Oval. This is the place where the 2nd Test in the Ashes was played. It was nice to visit the stadium and I managed to wander right into the seating area. The playing area was a hive of activity with rollers and trucks driving around laying a new pitch. It reminded me of Kalgoorlie's Super Pit. Outside the ground is the famous statue of Sir Donald Bradman - very photogenic with the cathedral in the background
The three of us willfully trooped on to the South Australia Museum - well recommended by some tourist volunteers earlier. The museum was OK with the Aboriginal section particularly interesting. Our problem was that we were all knackered and the low-lights of the museum didn't help either. I walked back to the Blue Galah and slept until 7pm.
Later I met Kirsten, a Danish girl I'd met on the Exmouth - Perth bus trip a few days earlier, for dinner at a Thai restaurant in the pubs and bars district of town. She's also heading North with a tour so I hope to see her again in Darwin.