Cobden Garden Homestay
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... adding a glow to the lodge. There are candles everywhere and the minute you walk into the room it like magic....a server pops out and takes your drink order. From there we progress to the dining room.
We did the 4 course tasting menu and wine pairings. You start with an "amuse bouche" from the chef.... A small taste of something delicious. Next comes the entree or appetizer, followed by the main and then dessert. ...
... took place and then things went downhill quickly. On our drive through the mountains, there was a small bit of snow in the ditches and there were oodles of cars pulled over taking pictures and building miniature snowmen. As we suspected, they don't winter well. We thought we would go Zorbing, and drove there, but then discovered it cost $45 per person. We watched a few people do it, and realized the whole ...
Brilliant day. Started early with a 6.30am wake up call. Not because we had too but because the change in daylight savings hours is having a positive affect on the get out of bed time. Time for a leisurely breakfast, hot shower and two cups of coffee before we started the 45 minute drive out to the base. A few feelings of recognition as we passed places along the way. I remembered the old Esk valley winery where mum used to fill up her flagons of sherry.
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... was also a very large marina with yachts and private deep sea fishing boats. I had planned to do a tour to the largest Gannet Colony on Sunday but it was cancelled due to the rain and wind, so I went for a winery visit at Black Barn – no tasting but bought some wine for Christmas day.
Then it was off to ...
... whole business area was rebuilt after the quake. The streets have beautifully restored cars from that era that you can hire to drive around in. The streetscape can be used in movies of that era. The gardens are just beautiful and the town so well maintained. We hear about their crime rate but don't see any grubs around. It was a shame it rained the whole time as it made it hard to take photos of the lovely buildings. However it would have ruined ...