Friday, 11 April 2014


Glenelg is a popular beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Located on the shore of Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, it has become a popular tourist destination due to its beach and many attractions, home to several hotels and dozens of restaurants.

Established in 1836, it is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia (the oldest being Kingscote on Kangaroo Island), with the proclamation of the colony of South Australia. It was named after Lord Glenelg, a member of British Cabinet and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.Through Lord Glenelg the name derives from Glenelg, Highland (previously Inverness-shire), Scotland. In Scottish Gaelic the name is Gleann Eilg. The name Glenelg is noteworthy for being a palindrome.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.


  1. Interesting beach photos. Must have been a cool day at the beach as people are dressed warmly.

  2. As you are heading into the cooler months we are heating up in So Cal! I love the jackets and sleeves being worn along the shore kind of envious since we didn't have much of a Winter here at all this year. Thanks for the tour on SWF!

  3. Wonderful series of scenery, people and the pretty sky! Have a happy weekend!


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