Glenella Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... where we are staying for the next 4 nights. It is really magnificent, it's a Heritage House (a bit like a listed building I think) and everything is exactly like when it was originally built in 1915. Our room has the basin in it & not in the bathroom (but they do all have modern plumbing thank goodness)
Other people who have stayed here: John Denver, Julie Christie, oh and Don Bradman spent his honeymoon here!
Breakfast is included and you all get ...
Before we headed back towards Sydney, one of the other people on the tour, Diane from Canada, had mentioned that she had been in Australia for a few days and was yet to see a Kangaroo...so off we went to find some. The first few places had none, but at the final paddock where we stopped, there they were - about 20 wild Kangaroos hopping around! So that was one very happy Canadian lady heading home, and also my first sight of ...
... descent of one particular hill, as we approached the bottom, there was a very definite smell of burning coming from our car, very hot brakes. We went passed the town of Bilpin, where they grow the famous Bilpin mountain apples, all the apple orchards in blossom and a lot of road side cafe's selling of course "APPLE PIE ". We stopped at Mount Tomah Blue Mountain Botanic Garden, a spectacular cool - climate garden. Had ...
WARNING - THIS IS A LONG ONE. MIGHT NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF A CUPPA
I had chosen a route from Port Fairy to Young that took in a lot of small country towns, along country roads. Not the quickest way, but I hoped more picturesque, bypassing highways and freeways.
It proved a good choice. Not only were the roads very quiet, they were as usual very well maintained, so that being no posted speed limits I could sit comfortably on 120+ km/h.
It was a perfect ...
... it was to be sometime before he got through as there were 100s and 100s of people and cars all trying to leave at once. I'm so glad I got dropped off.
I was pretty exhausted by now, having only had an apple and a few nuts to eat and got a little sunburnt. So it's an early night for me, but I'm pretty chuffed that I was in the right place at the right time and got to see my first ever real live Prince and Princess. (Actually Duke and Duchess). That was a once in a lifetime ...