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Currumbin Beach, South East Queensland.

Friday, February 3, 2012

HO HUM HAHNDORF

Our next overnight stop on our trip around South Australia was Hahndorf. We left Burra and drove south by- passing Adelaide and travelling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
 We passed through Canola fields......

 and passed vineyards and sheep stations/farms.

It was late when we arrived and we had a few problems booking in to our motel. They had not reserved the correct rooms for us which had been booked months ahead. However, we all cheered up when Bill sniffed out a German Pub which had authentic German sausages for dinner.

It rained through the night and all the next morning when we had planned a stroll through this historic town. It is a gorgeous little tourist town with many restored 19th century buildings and churches. It was settled in 1839 by Prussian Lutheran refugees. They had a horrific sea journey and their Captain named Dirk Hahn stayed with them and found the site and made sure they were all settled. In return the people named the town after him

 It was a cold and miserable morning. Normally the town is packed with tourists but not this miserable morning. We had a nice breakfast and a quick walk up and down before heading off back to Adelaide.

 There is still a strong German influence in the town and they have German parades and festivals.

It is a very pretty place in Autumn when the leaves change colour.

Feeling glum and ho hum.

25 comments:

biebkriebels said...

So sorry you had bad weather, a city looks always miserable in rain. I remembered Hahndorf of our visit in 2004. I looked it up and we had coffee in "Otto's bar" and sat outside on the terrace, we had great warm weather.

Sandra said...

well your photos are definitely not ho hum, love those pretty yellow canola fields and the header is beautiful, i kept forgetting to comment on it, i like that it has the tiny little building way off in the corner.

MTWaggin said...

Okay you two are a hoot! Love that last shot. Too bad it was rainy but still you got some fun shots and a nice visit. I'd have been in that ice cream shop in a heartbeat! LOL

Dina said...

I love the last picture!

But sorry it was raining.

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit! The countryside is just beautiful. Sorry the hotel arrangements and the weather put a damper on things. The dinner sounds yummy though.

Sara said...

The best laid plans...as they say! But you had some good food, German sausages! The canola fields look very sunny.

Filip Demuinck said...

The yellow fields are great and I see that the HofBrauhaus beer is also popular there. I wrote almost 700 articles on my blog and the article on the Hofbrauhaus in Munich is the most popular one with almost 4.000 visitors on one article.

Greetings,
Filip

Colin (HB) said...

Oh dear - how bloody unfortunate!
Magnificent "Yellow" canola fields and no PURPLE in sight - joy to the World!
On my visits there and I stayed in the motel behind this German pub, that bar was jam packed! Certainly not the cheapest of "eateries" either!
The streets were full of tourists, so it is strange to see Hadndorf virtually empty.
Brilliant idea to show "doom and gloom" in the final photograph. Maybe send it to the German Pub and see if they will display it on one of their walls???? I don't think, they would - ha ha.
Great photos, Diane - showing a wet Hahndorf!
Cheers
Colin (HB)

ps: I hope the yellow thing above Brisbane at the moment is not blinding you????

Andrew said...

We were there for a couple of hours in late July. It was late afternoon and drizzling rain at times so we had to imagine how glorious the town would be on a bright sunny day. It has some great buildings.

Dianne said...

Glum and ho-hum in Hahndorf .... made me laugh. You must come back in the autumn ......you won't be glum then . Great captures along the way ..especially of the canola fields.

Kay L. Davies said...

The canola photo and the pub photo could have been taken here in Alberta, Diane, but I don't know about the rain. Certainly when it does rain here, nobody wants to be out and about.
K

Joan Elizabeth said...

How could you feel ho hum when you had passed by canola fields ... they make me feel so cheerful. The header shot is a beauty.

Denise said...

Love all your photos but I love that last photo the best. It says it all!

darlin said...

Diane this looks like a very quaint place to visit, I LOVE the last photo! The new header is beautiful, I love yellows! Cheers.

yevisha said...

the weather is always unpredictable in south australia and it rains a lot in the adelaide hills during the colder months. my husband and his family lived in hahndorf when we met. there's usually hundreds of tourists esp. these days. it's just up the freeway, so to speak, and i haven't been there for many years. i am loving your trip around south australia. :)

The Southern Mint Julep said...

I enjoy your blog so much!

George said...

I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate while you were in this pretty little town. Your header is beautiful.

Julie said...

Well, you will just have to go back again when it is sunny and dry.

When do you go to LA?

FruitCake said...

It's lovely to see Hahndorf looking so relaxed and touristless. And I'm not sure you two look very glum... just relaxed like the town, maybe?

Don't unplug your hub said...

Just popped by to say hallo, and get some sunshine. Where is it? I thought the sun always shone in your blog. Hope it comes back again soon.

Fenstar de Luxe said...

Their lolly shops sell the most amazing raspberry drop boiled lollies. YUM!

Desiree said...

I loved seeing your glum faces :)

eileeninmd said...

Hi Diane, I enjoyed your photos of Hahndorf! Sorry about the dreary weather and the mistake on the hotel rooms. The canola field is gorgeous. The town looks charming and pub sounds great. I have to say the last picture of you and Bill feeling glum is just too cute. Happy Sunday!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love those canola fiedls, truly AMAZING!!!

what a cute picture of you and your hubby! you both look great! love the glum feeling!

What Karen Sees said...

The second photo is beautiful, I love it. And the last one makes me laugh!