|Yankalilla Bay, Fleurieu Peninsula|
The morning after getting back from the Melrose road trip, I headed out along the Linear Park, the strip of parkland and cycling/walking tracks along the Torrens river leading out to the coast. This involved heading in the opposite direction to where I wanted to go, but cycle touring isn't necessarily about efficiency, and it looked a better option than navigating the South Adelaide suburbs. Some remarkably Pukeko like wood hens browsed by the river. Near the coast, the river was bordered by fields supporting grazing horses.
|Industrial landscaping, Linear Park|
|Horses grazing, Torrens River|
|Pelican sculpture, mouth of Torrens River|
|Coast to Vines trail|
|Grazing kangaroos near McLaren Vale|
Next morning I headed out early, following the final section of the Coast to Vines trail (here re-branded as the Shiraz trail) through to Willunga.
|Cyclng through McLaren Vale vineyards|
|Southern terminus of the Coast to Vines trail|
|The Coast and Vines Church caters to the spiritual needs of cyclists completing the trail|
|Cafe bacon and eggs catering for cyclists' less spiritual needs, Willunga|
|Starfish Hill Windfarm at sunset|
In Penneshaw a short climb up the hill lead to a heat pump warmed room at Kangaroo Island Backpackers, and a stroll along the main drag to the Penneshaw pub for bangers and mash.
Unfortunately time was running out, and I realised that exploring Kangaroo Island by bike needed at least a week rather than the day I had left; so I settled for a ride along the shore past a curious Greek temple like structure sheltering a reproduction of a rock carved by French explorers in 1803.
|Shelter for rock carved by French explorers, Penneshaw bay|
|Threshing circle, Ironstone Hill|
|Wallaby, Ironstone Hill track|