Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard
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... we were looking for a certain pocket knife for Paul as he had lost his, somewhere on this trip! We tried all the outdoor shops as well as all the knife places, but to no avail. Looks like we'll have to look on the Internet. Penny dropped us back in Hunter Street in the CBD, but after being in the Kotara shops, we were slightly disappointed with the city shops. A lot of them were closed up, so that is not a good look to the ...
... It was a great way to see our last Australian sunset and the flying foxes. These are large bats flying towards the botanical gardens by the thousands every night. They are not welcomed and there has been several attempts to stop them but from what we could see, none of them had been successful so far.
We are leaving Australia on February 22nd and fly over to Thailand, our (almost) second home.
What an adventure ...
At last the possum came and Matt was successful in getting a good look at him. BUT.. for Matt to get a good look at the possum the following occurred: Matt baited him with pieces of banana along our balcony with the exterior light on (because he didn't want to turn the flash on the camera incase it scared him away), Matt then proceeded to build a hide behind the window curtains and proceeded to stalk the possum for about 45 mins. Denise couldn't ...
... There was a lovely view over the sea though and of the skyline of Newcastle. Then I walked back along the beach and watched people surfing. The sea was much calmer today and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it was much warmer too, 27 degrees C and no wind. In the afternoon I wondered around the city in a rather unsuccessful search for art galleries; the first one I found was closed, the 2nd one wasn't where the map said it should be then I gave up and went for ...
... to some Hungerford Hill bubbles to celebrate Dave's birthday - a nice touch. Then they gave us a complementary pork thing for us carnivores and a velvety to die for chestnut soup with caramelised cumquat for Jess. Rather envious!
We settled on entrees and mains leaving our options open for dessert. Bread arrived. The sourdough and ciabatta is made in house and we were told that the sour dough is made using a mother which is 150 years ...