Enjoy the views all the way back to Rapid Bay
Many of our guests are familiar with the stunning scenery that Deep Creek
Conservation Park has to offer but did you know that there is a wealth of other
attractions to explore in our district? The coastline along the Southern tip of the
Fleurieu Peninsula is a treasure trove of wonderful scenery and photo opportunities.
Today the focus is on a walk/bike trail that runs from the foreshore carpark at Normanville
to North Bay at Carrickalinga. This journey is an easy 20 minutes each way by bike.
Starting at the Normanville Beach carpark follow Jetty Road
till the end and turn left on to Carrackalinga Road.
There is a dedicated shared bike/footpath separate from the main
road that runs all the way to Carrackalinga.
The path is separated from road traffic for most of the way.
Once you cross Carrackalinga Creek turn left on to Riverview Drive
which then turns in to Gold Coast Drive. As the road turns back towards Bennett Street
you will again see a shared pathway on your left for pedestrians and cyclists only.
Follow this past Haycock Point lookout all the way to Carrackalinga Point
lookout (the half way mark). Take a moment to savour the views all the way back to Rapid Bay.
The return journey is sweetened by the thought of refreshments at the Normanville Beach Cafe.
Reward yourself at journey’s end at the Normanville Beach Cafe
If you would like a Google map click on the link here here for more detail.
One of many hot rods on display at the Yankalilla Cruise
Feeling like a nostalgic trip down memory lane or perhaps you just love
the look of classic cars? Well on Saturday 19 November 2017 it is the 10th
Anniversary of the Yankalilla Cruise. This annual event starts at Castle Plaza,
Edwardstown and culminates at the Yankalilla Memorial Oval.
Cars gather for the annual Yankalilla Cruise at Memorial Park, Yankalilla.
It is a great opportunity to get a closer look at custom and classic cars
as well as hot rods from a bygone era.
There is also plenty of entertainment including live music with a dance floor,
bar, and food facilities as well as a free bouncy castle.
Entry fee is $15 per vehicle or $5 walk in with children under 14 free.
The cruise arrives at the Yankalilla Oval at approximately 11.15am
with other vehicles on display at the Oval from 10 am onwards.
2017 Yankalilla Cruise event details
Starfish Hill Wind farm
The Starfish Hill wind farm was the first wind farm to be established in South Australia.
Constructed in 2003 at a cost of $65m it consists of 23 turbines
across two clusters between Delamere and Cape Jervis.
They have a combined generating capacity of 34.5 megawatts of electricity
to meet the needs of approximately 18,000 households.
Each turbine consists of a 68 metre tower. At the top of this sits the nacelle
which houses a gearbox that transfers the wind
from the 32 metre blades to electricity via a generator.
Starfish Hill wind farm tower
Some fast facts:
minimum wind speed required: 4-5 metres per second (16kph)
optimal wind speed: 15 metres per second (56 kph)
the turbines are shut down when winds reach gale force speeds (90 kph)
the blades rotate at between 11 and 17 revolutions per minute
The gearboxes were recently overhauled in situ to improve efficiency from 76% to 97%.
The estimated CO2 savings are put at 84,000 tons per annum.
Over the 25 year life of the farm this equates to 2.1 million tons.
You can gain a closer look and appreciation of the immense size
of these turbines by taking a drive down Yoho Road at Delamere
which is a short 10 minute drive from Deep Creek Conservation Park.
Kaye Maslin and business partner ‘Jay Jay’ of the Delamere General Store
Small communities in rural areas are often described as ‘close knit’ by the media.
Perhaps this stems from the high levels of participation in volunteer organizations and
sporting clubs through which ties and friendships are formed.
Perhaps there is a greater need to work together in order to achieve common goals.
Whatever the reason, from time to time we would like to bring you a profile
of a local identity to give you a flavour of the South West Fleurieu community.
In this edition we have a chat with Kaye Maslin, owner of the Delamere General Store
(aka the Mayor of Delamere). Follow the link below for a brief video clip:
Interview with Kaye Maslin, Delamere General Store