Tuesday, March 04, 2008, Blabbered by pyroboy1911 at 5:17 pm
The University had a trip to Victor Harbor, a small seaside city with beautiful sceneries to view last Saturday. They charge AUS$10 per person, so we followed the tour since it's our first time and had nothing to do, anyway.

Before reaching the city, we stopped at a wineyard. You can see that there's acres of land over the hills that are planted with different kind of grapes. Supposedly we can buy wines here as well, but they have changed management and thus, not selling anymore. Too bad...

After the break, we continued our journey until we reached Victor Harbor at around 1 o'clock. The first thing we did when we arrive is to go to the information centre and ask about...where the famous fish and chips restaurants are. So we went in search of those restaurants, only to find other students have packed them. So we have no choice but to dine at a hotel's restaurant, which fish and chips are more expensive, which costs AUS$9.90 compared to AUS$6-7.

Then a friend of mine and I shared a bottle of wine for AUS$6 per bottle.

Fish and Chips with wine, now that's a proper lunch.

After filling our tanks, we decided to visit Granite Island, which is a short walk from the city. Just before we crossed the bridge linking the two piece of land, we saw a horse trying on his new shoes.

As the horseshoe is being fitted onto the horse's leg, you can actually see smoke coming out, meaning the heat is actually burning the horse's foot. Don't worry, the horse won't feel a thing.

Only then we walked to the island. There's a bridge connecting the island and the mainland, with horse tram carrying passengers also using the same bridge. We decided to walk, because it costs AUS$4 just for a ride.

After walking for several minutes braving the freezing winds, we arrived at Granite Island.

The reason the island is called Granite Island is because it is made from granite stones. If it is formed from limestone, it would have long gone, being eroded by the waves. Basically, the only thing to do on this island is to view it's sceneries from the top if it. The view is so beautiful, that you can use the pictures taken by me as wallpapers.

Click HERE if you want the full resolution picture.

The top of the island is like a desert, which make it looks like you're lost in the middle of nowhere. We walked the island while taking silly pictures (because i was stuck with 2 camgigolloes) , until around 3.45pm, when we went back to Victor Harbour. Then I bought 2 doughnuts for AUS$2, which is processed directly after you make an order. Hot doughnut on a cold windy day, now that's heaven.

The bus departs Victor Harbor at 4 O'clock, and halfway back to Adelaide, we stopped at somewhere that i did not know of. Things to see here include:

Tree with a bunch of white parrots.


Vintage car.

After that, we all went back to Adelaide, and live happily ever after. The End.
5 Comment(s):

At 8:50 pm, Blogger LingDi

Nice lunch! Haha.. It's making me hungry! White wain I suppose? Btw, nice tour..


At 6:31 pm, Blogger < u3! y!nG >

Cool, did you talk to the parrots?


At 10:24 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

lingdi: yea, white wine.

uei ying: erm....can all parrots talk? :P
they are too high anyway, and i might look like an idiot, so i dun talk to them...


At 6:20 am, Blogger veep

cool...is this south australia?


At 5:24 am, Blogger < u3! y!nG >



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