The dragonflies have shed their wet season watery homes and have taken flight. The Box Jellyfish have checked their calendars and are heading for their winter retreats. The Mindil Markets has finally opened and the Seabreeze Festival has kicked off the festival season.
This is the season for shows, markets, festivals, balls and events. I cannot really tell you what my favourite market is as each has their own particular personality and each fulfils a need in the community.
It is also the season of Grey Nomads and Backpackers. Those wonderful visitors who travel on a budget but stay for a longer time period, contributing much to our economy. All tourists are welcome in my wonderful city and I know they will have a most excellent time here.
For Council, this is the season where we have to undertake our essential repairs and maintenance on roads, pathways and shade structures, to take advantage of the dry weather. We cram in a whole lot of infrastructure works into this great building season. Sometimes this does mean that it feels like the City is one big traffic management nightmare during the Dry but it is all work that has to be done.
So whatever you do tourist or local, drive carefully on our roads and enjoy The Dry.