WELCOME TO ADELAIDE
We thought we would begin with some additional photos from our visit to Kangaroo Island. As we reflected on our day one of the highlights was walking in the bush and scouting for wildlife and its similarity to being in Africa and doing the same. The experience is unique and very much different than seeing the animals in other environments.
The other item that hit home is the diversity of the world we live in. While we are in our respective home communities it is easy to think that everyone has similar day-to-day experiences as those of ourselves. This is certainly not the case when you contrast Kangaroo Island with others places and that includes cities in Australia such as Sydney.
For some people they would be bored living on Kangaroo Island and for other people it would be a dream come true.
We are fortunate and humbled to visit another unique area of this beautiful world we live in. The memories we made yesterday will carry-on for the rest of our lives.
We can't say enough about the tour company and Bill our tour guide for the day and we are thankful that this unique island was part of the itinerary put together by Crystal Cruises.
We have added a few photos from our visit to Kangaroo Island.
We decided to have dinner in our room last evening so our pre-dinner drink was in our room. This is the menu from Waterside.
We ordered in from the Japanese Restaurant Umi Uma.
Dinner included, sushi, sashimi, hot soba noodles (Keith), lobster (Anne Marie).
Butler Jaison served the meal course by course. Photos of the sushi/sashimi.
We slept well as we sailed to our next port-of-call of Adelaide. The seas were calm and it was a short ride.
We began the day as we always do with a workout for Keith at the Fitness Center followed by coffee and breakfast in our room.
Adelaide has a population of 1.4 million residents. The city was founded in 1836.
We have visited this city on two prior occasions.
South Australian Museum which is home to many collections of national and international significance.
North Terrace is one of four terraces which bound the central business and residential district of Adelaide.
Botanical Gardens & State Herbarium. Eight gardens comprise this venues well as the Start Herbarium.
Ayers House Museum which is a Victorian-era home which was converted to a museum. It is one of the last remaining residences from the 19th century.
Victoria Square. It was named after Princess Victoria who would become the Queen of the British Throne.
Adelaide Zoo. A terrific zoo which we went to on our first visit to Adelaide. It is home to over 2,500 animals.
Downtown area includes a beautiful University and as mentioned the Zoo.
These are photos from a previous visit to the city.
We walked for quite a while along the coast of Adelaide. Gorgeous weather. A terrific day to be outdoors.
The locals are very friendly. When we walked to the cruise ship terminal there were several representatives from the city who welcomed us and were very helpful in answering questions and providing guidance. During our visit and walk-around we spoke with several people who live in Adelaide who were equally friendly and helpful.
We've included a brief video of musicians performing for the guests right across from the gangway.
Back on Serenity, we enjoyed a salad entree at Marketplace and Keith played Paddle Tennis and also walked with Anne Marie on the Promenade Deck. We are enjoying the rest of the afternoon on Crystal Serenity.
We have an addition (Valentine's Bear) to our family of stuffed animals.
This is the Reflections Daily Program from today.
Anne Marie & Keith