The Miner's Cottage
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... have. John and I have never been there before, but the Mansfields have.
They will be our tour guides and companions on this exciting trip.
I will add to the blog whenever I have access to the Internet, so patiently wait for the next
Temperatures varied between 40 & 16 deg, with bright sunshine to wind, rain & thunderstorms. This didn't spoil our enjoyment & sightseeing of the surrounding areas including the Botanical Gardens, Somerton Park Beach, McLaren Vale wine region (Samuel's Gorge, Hugh Hamilton & Penny's Hill to name but a few). Dinner on Windy Point gave spectacular night views over the ...
... was a nice winding drive and when we got to the camping area we were the only ones there!
We pitched the tent and then the lightning started and thunder rumbled, a bit of rain and then all quiet. Lovely night, only waking once or twice to the sound of kangaroos thumping through the bush. We found out later they were Wallabies...difference between a Roo and a Wallaby? No idea, wallabies are a bit smaller but no idea of the exact distinction.....anyone?
Off we go ...
We arrived at the hostel in time for the free breakfast which was a bonus then headed outside. We only had the day so wanted to make the most of it. I had heard of a free chocolate tour so we quickly took advantage of that and took 15 minutes to learn how the Australian brand 'Haighs' made their chocolates before gorging ourselves on all the free samples they had to offer. Afterwards we took the tram to the beach which was pretty nice. We watched a few people fish and a ...
... used the box of blue dye I had purchased in Sydney to re-design my hair blue. Brian gamely agreed to "give it a go" and slathered my hair with blue goop. (Best Husband Ever!) It had an applicator brush but it was taking too long so he just used his plastic gloved hands. I left it on extra long, and used the hair dryer to get some heat on it to try to get it to set. It came out the brilliant blue that the box said it would! Friday evening we went to the blues dance ...