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After such an exhausting day on Thursday, we decided to take it easy on Friday and just learn some more about the local culture where we were staying. We explored the surrounding country and learned about what kinds of things people do and make in the Hunter Valley.
We spent a lot of the day learning about local industry. Mostly they …
... makes then taste of rum and raisins. By the end of the session we were all rather tipsy (probably a good 30 wines sunk) so a giggly Tom took photos of Craig grabbing the Constable's bull (Matilda) by the horns. So now with an impressive 12 bottles of wine in the boot, we made our way back to Buffs, the last leg of our trip in the Cadillac. Upon bidding our driver Debbie farewell we grabbed some ice, a bottle of the sparkling pink, our dockers and headed to the ...
... did manage to get a coffee and some nibbles at the Smelly Café but the sense we got is that the area mostly caters to Sydney yuppies.
With a target of tasting at four wineries we made a start, first at Adina (very nice Semillon) then at Gartelmann (lovely people and they even had a toy corner for the kids!! – but struggled to find much to like). By this time lunch was due and Sir James began complaining so we headed off in search of a ...
... to decide but I finally settled for chicken and cashew vol au vent; but while waiting for it I explored the complex and shops. One of the shops sold alpaca clothes etc and I bought some wool to knit a scarf in fan stitch. Jess and Dave tried the Hook wines and Pete and I wandered around the antique shop - a real mish mash of stuff with a very snooty shop assistant to boot. Pete was fascinated to see that a couple of fire dogs similar to our were $2800!!!! And he had been ...
... the movie night in the camp kitchen( we are parked 10 ft away from it) I headed back at 9:30 just before the film ended to find Emma and Louis asleep in the camper van. Which was quite surprising considering how loud the film was, it was full bore on the volume control. Apparently they where both asleep by 7:30 with Louis dribbling on my pillow before Emma woke him up and put him in his bed. We are all excited about seeing the Nitro Circus tomorrow and can't ...
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