Once again the weather put a damper on our great walking plans for the Adelaide area. The afternoon we arrived was quite nice so we went out to the Port area where there is a kayak trail around a boat graveyard. It looked interesting, and even though it was windy we would start against the wind and tide, which always makes coming back easier. As we reached the end of the island we could see a pod of dolphins a few hundred metres away. By the time we rounded the island to where the wrecks began the wind was howling and it was hard work to get up and around the first of the rusting skeletons (again, no photos - maybe we should get a waterproof camera). Drifting back was certainly a lot more relaxing. Just as we got back the sun disappeared behind a cloud, and that was the last we saw of the sun until after we left Adelaide.
The next day we drove up into the hills and wandered around Hahndorf. The rain held off long enough for us to enjoy the autumn colours as we walked up and down the main street.
In the afternoon we were going to go for a walk around the city and Lake Torrens, but had to be content to drive up and down a few streets. Even when it wasn't raining the overcast sky and the threat of imminent rain took the appeal out of walking and taking photos. We'll just have to come back...
The cloud lifted high enough on our last day in Adelaide to do a walk to Morialta Falls. It was nice to finally give the hiking boots a bit of a work out. The views and photography would have been better with blue sky, but the cliffs were still spectacular.