One blustery, July morning we found ourselves heading out of Adelaide – it was the first time in months we had the opportunity to free ourselves from the confines of the city. Within two hours of leaving our home in the southern suburbs, we arrived in Ardrossan, or more specifically Tiddy Widdy, for a long weekend away.
Ardrossan is a little seaside village on the Yorke Peninsula. It’s fairly standard as far as little Australian villages go. It has a bakery, hardware store, old fashioned petrol station, caravan park, pharmacy, bottle shop, a couple pubs and a grocery store. Most of these businesses line a shaded main street, the trees forming an island in the middle with parking either side. I was charmed. At the end of the main street was a popular playground overlooking the sea and a long, concrete jetty that reached out into the distance.
We loved exploring a little bit of the Yorke Peninsula around Ardrossan and Tiddy Widdy. The roads were quiet, the locals friendly, the beaches wonderfully empty. We only wished we could have spent more time exploring. The trip really highlighted for us how wonderful South Australia is, how varied each journey can be and how accessible regional SA is too.
Ok, so regarding the donut (which is why people read this blog) – listen, it wasn’t great. The bakery is up for sale – so hopefully the new owners will do an improved recipe or at least change the fryers oil.