Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Australia Visit - October 2017 - Morning Star Nursery and Kapunda Copper Mine

The main purpose of the trip out to Kapunda was to visit Morning Star Nursery.   I've been 'following' Morning Star Nursery on Facebook for quite a while now, and always admired the photo's the owner put up of pelargoniums and, of course, her beautiful Iris plants.   I was delighted that Anne Hazel agreed that we could visit.  Anne had recently lost her husband and felt the nursery, particularly the pelargoniums, was not up to her usual standard.  However, we said we would not mind, and so the visit was arranged. 

Peter studying the soil

Peter still studying the soil while Pauline and Anne discuss the Iris

Pauline, Anne and me
 Thank you, Anne, for all the cuttings and for letting us visit.  Hope to be back one day.

After our visit to the Nursery, we went on to take a look at the old KapundaCopper Mine.  There wasn't a lot of information about, so these are just pictures.

Peter trying to turn the large wheel

Australia Trip - October 2017- Kapunda and a visit to Harold

We took a nostalgic trip out to Kapunda.  This is a small town where my parents moved to when my Dad retired.   Daniel and I stayed with them here on my first trip out to Australia in 1988 and it brought back many happy memories of our stay.

Kapunda is an old Copper Mining town, and many of the miners were originally from Cornwall.

This very large statue of a Cornish Copper Miner guards the entrance to the town of Kapunda. 
Pauline and Peter in front.

This was some sort of a ruined building on the same site as the statue, but we were unable to establish exactly what it was.

 This is the view that the Copper Miner looked out on.

 We had a light lunch (Cornish Pasties, of course) in a bakery.  There was a small museum in the cellar that we looked at before leaving.

We did not venture here - we didn't want to find out if there was actually a ghost or not!

 Kapunda High Street
 Kapunda High Street

Some views from the lookout.

We went on to visit an Iris Nursery - more on that in the next post.

The previous day we had been to Gawler to visit my brother in-law Harold.

Monday, 20 November 2017

AustraliaTrip - October 2017 - Henley Beach, Windy Point and a man in the market

Pauline, Peter and myself went for a walk one morning along Henley Beach, which is about ten minutes drive away from their home. 

Along the Jetty

Windy Ridge - this is near where my niece Amy and her daughter Sophie live.  Great views of the city of Adelaide.

Bottlebrush flower growing nearby

I spotted this chap in the ABC gardeners market we went to and he agreed that I could take his photo.  What a lovely smile!