A change of pace today. Marg had given Steve tickets for a visit to the Adelaide – an 1864 clipper ship. It’s down at Port Melbourne about a half hour drive from the city.
It’s still undergoing renovation but is open for tours. Only problem …..today it was closed. So, we shall return to visit – another time.
Instead we walked through the historic port area. There are some lovely old buildings. Sadly many shops are closed – probably a result of covid last year. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon.
Next , a visit to the railway museum. A great museum with many examples of the early trains. Also a bonus! A little train to tour the whole museum site.
Then a visit to nearby Semaphore where we saw not a lighthouse, but a semaphore signal house.
A beautiful little seaside place ideal for a fish & chip lunch out of paper by the seaside.
We headed back to Margs house via Bunnings! What’s a Saturday without a trip to Bunnings.
Around 7 we set out in an Uber for the Fringe. Half of Adelaide was there.
We arrived at The Garden of Earthly Delights! part of the Fringe. It’s a parklands type venue with lots of colour , movement, action & people.
Covid. We have you covered. It’s a covid safe venue with phone app check ins, hand sanitizer, social distancing! But loads of people and fun.
A bit like the Ekka, or the Royal Easter Show. There are food stalls, drinks, play areas and tents for entertainment.
We checked in at Babylon. We’re here for Chicksal 500. Four women comedians. Denise Scott, Cal Wilson, Geraldine Hickey and Lizzy Hoo.
There are so many comedy shows in the Fringe. Hard to know what to choose. I heard about this show from Barbara, a friend who follows this blog . Hi Barbara!!!!
She told me her lovely daughter Lizzy was now a comedian. I remember Lizzy from the days when my son Peter played rugby with her brother Damian at school. It’s been a lot of years!
But what a great show. All four were terrific and we all thought Lizzy was great. She talks about her mum and dad Chan with such funny warmth. She’s sharp, witty, delivers in a conversational way, and giggles! Well done Lizzy Hoo.
Each of the comedians told stories – usually about themselves & their family and had the audience rocking with laughter.
We walked back out through all the people enjoying what Adelaide has to offer. What a festival .