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It was my turn to drive today and just to confirm the discussions of previous days i by accident drove in the wrong lane towards oncoming traffic as we went around the corner. No big deal, we survived but Rodge was very quiet for the next 100km.. it was just a mistake and i still believe i am a better driver :-)
We arrived in newcastle mid …
So far we'd more or less coped with the rain, but this day rain really spoiled our day. We'd so looked forward to seeing Port Stephens, that we drove there as soon as we checked out of our place in the Hunter, despite the incessant rain. Maybe we hoped that the rain would stop for us. It didn't. It rained all the way there, it rained while we were …
... mining region. At one time it had dozens of
coal mines, hundreds of pubs and numerous grave yards where these poor miners are
buried, most at tragically young ages. Today, only the graves and pubs remain in
this area as the mines have been replaced by vineyards. This area is known as
Hunter Valley and is one of the best wine producing regions in all of Australia.
The ship, of course, was sponsoring wine tours to some ...
... that they were "Pensioner Excursion" tickets, for those over sixty-five, and that's not me.
Said one old crone, with disarming frankness, "Well you look it!"
I used the tickets, and was not challenged!
In one carefully planned month in western Europe we have packed in so much, that just processing and sorting it in our heads will take months. Highlights have been the rats of Barcelona, the turf at Lords, the barrages ...
... grapes being grown over rolling hills with a terrific view of the mountains in the background.