No Mud, No Lotus.
After leaving Kangaroo Island in 1836, Col William Light and George Kingston surveyed the coastline of South Australia to find a larger area for colonists to settle. Soon after the two stumbled across what is now known as one of South Australia’s most well known and family friendly beaches, ‘Glenelg’ or as most locals call it 'The Bay'. The name Glenelg came from Lord Glenelg, who was a member of the British Cabinet and was the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
In 1859 a 381 metre jetty was opened and stood as an iconic attraction in the bay until it was hit by a hurricane in 1948 and was washed away. In 1969, the Glenelg Jetty was rebuilt and is still well loved by tourists, locals, photographers and the like.
Things to do and see:
1. The beach, as long as it's summer or warm you can't wrong with a swim down the beach. With clear waters and the high chance of seeing some marine life you honestly can't go wrong with this.
2. Sunset, as you'll see throughout the next 12 months in the calendar and also scrolling through my insta, I've taken stacks of sunset photos. To say they aren't my favourite thing to take a photo of would be a lie. South Australia offers some of the best sunsets in the southern hemisphere (big call I know). You can't go wrong with watching a sunset down the bay, I can promise you won't be disappointed.
3. The Bay Discovery Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours in. It's a pretty rad place that takes you back through time and allows you to relive and envision what the bay used to be like back in the day. If you want to learn more about its history other than the small snippet I've provided you with, I highly recommend giving this place a try.
4. For the kids you can't go past the Beach House. Yeah it's expensive but for those little tackers that just want to have some fun, it's a good place to kill a few hours.
5. You'd be crazy if you didn't check out the stacks of eateries there are down at the bay. I can guarantee you will find something that you and everyone you're with will love.
I hope this little post has given you a little bit of insight into the bay. I look forward to posting about the image of February when the time is right. Big Love, Imo xx