about the sea...
We are fortunate here in South Australia to have multiple gorgeous wildlife parks. From Cleland, to Monarto, to Adelaide Zoo and others, we have access to some of the greatest facilities in the world!
One you shouldn't miss is Urimbirra Wildlife Park at Victor Harbor. Here you can get an up-close experience with Australian animals as well as other exotics in a clean, well-maintained & friendly environment. Feed & pet the locals, picnic in a gorgeous setting & you can even get a surprisingly good cappa in the well-stocked gift shop!
Reasonable entrance fee & they take Entertainment Book coupons! The best of all worlds.
For more information, visit www.urimbirria.com
All Photos: Esther Orloff Art www.emakesart.blogspot.com
LYNDOCH CHRISTMAS PARTY TONIGHT!!!
Fun for all the family! There will be heaps to do for all the family including delicious Barossa foods and look for the SA Holiday Accommodation stall and pop by to say hello!
PORT ELLIOT MARKET
SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2012
9am - 2pm
Port Elliot market takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month. Held at Lakala Reserve Port Elliot, a grassy park location with gorgeous lake & birdlife & children's playground all within a few blocks of the main street of Port Elliot (look for the signs).
Pick up some fresh local produce and a second hand book, browse the bric-a-brac and plants for the garden. Plenty of homemade foods and crafts as well as bric-a-brac and collectibles. Something for everyone and you might just find some last-minute Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers!
Bella Bathers $145 Photo: birdsnest
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
And as the temperatures rise, and we pack away the jumpers, beanies and boots of the Winter Season, it's time to embrace the latest of the hot and on-trend beach-ready Summer styles.
From bathers to beach bags, thongs to hats, here are some of the Summer's best offerings from Australia-wide retailers online.
Retro remains all the rage in swimwear and there is a larger selection than ever before with flattering styles in a variety of silhouettes, colours and price points.
Kailua Cover Up $99.95 Photo: seafolly
Kaftans are back for another season....and what better way to vamp up your bathers?
Long and flowing, short and sassy, casual or elegant. Pair with thongs, strappy metallic sandals or wedges. Add some bangles, an oversized straw hat and an updated bag to set your style.
Put your own signature twist to the look and you will take summer by storm!
4 fish fillets (snapper, garfish, mulloway)
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 lime, grate skin, then squeeze for juice
1 bunch coriander, chopped finely
Splash of tamari or soy sauce
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper
Place fillets in shallow glass dish. Mix all other ingredients together, pour over fillets and let stand for 10 minutes. Flip fillets and recoat if necessary. Let stand 10 more minutes. Remove fillets and coat in shredded coconut. Heat olive oil or coconut oil in pan, add fish and cook each side for 3-5 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove and drain on paper towel. Serve with rice & avocado salad (avocado, cucumber & tomato diced with splash of olive oil, lemon, garlic and salt & pepper to taste).
5 minute prep
20 minute wait
10 minute cook
You came to me in the morning hours
of the soft sand and waves afar
A jagged shard of salt-soaked wood
jeweled of shell and soft strings of kelp
I breathed you in, the ages of the sea
ran my fingers across the bones of your history
I am better for having found you
My ragged jagged darling of the sea.
It all began with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
Only two-and-a-half years ago we stood in the overgrown backyard of what was to become "Beach Lovers Middleton." The pounding of the surf, the sea spray on our faces, the taste of salt heavy in the air and seagulls circling overhead....it was time to make a dream come true.
Since then it's been long hours of hard work and renovation madness — and more money spent then we care to consider. But all this has been combined with long walks on the beach, heaps of great coffee & getting to know the locals — some of the best people in the world!
So please join us here at Beach Lovers Blog to celebrate the pristine Southern coastline that includes Middleton, Goolwa, Port Elliot & Victor Harbor on the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia. Here we will share everything & anything that represents the surf, sun and sand & the lifestyle unique to the area.
Please share your news, events, photos and spread the word. We hope to grow this online community and become a valuable source of information to visitors and residents alike who are passionate about the beach lifestyle.