Serafino McLaren Vale
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... and about to embark on a Melbourne and Great
Ocean Road holiday. Chose a few stunning bottles and then headed to Willunga to
pick up a mirror I had spotted at the op shop. We were going to check out
another winery but Dean noticed a café he had liked the look of yesterday was
open, so we opted for that and savoured yet another outstanding meal.
Next stop was Port Noarlunga where I was booked into ...
... to where we were going so back we went. We dropped off the caravan and spent the rest of the day around the shopping centres trying to keep Mia entertained and happy. It was a long day. Finally we for the call to say that we could pick up the caravan. The fridges cooling unit was broken therefore wasn't cooling. But if course they couldn't get a part for 2.5 weeks and wouldn't be able to fit it until after June......hmmm not very good.
... the A frame tended to leak through the lock catches. Just a matter of finding a solution.
Recently bought a Weber baby Q and had a new gas line run so that we can plug it into the 2x9kg gas bottles. Also had a dual battery setup installed in the Pajero, to power things like the engel fridge. Still to settle on weight distribution hitch between car and caravan but now .... only a matter of weeks and we'll be off!
... we went for dinner at the Seacliff hotel. It was standard Aussie pub food and there was a deal on schnitzels, so I opted for that. It came with a Carlton Dry, which was one of the worst beers that I have had on our trip. The food was tasty though. Matt had a "Parmi" - Schnitzel with cheese, ham and tomato sauce on top, whilst Ang had a yiros and Kim a burger. After dinner, we played a few games of pool and had a couple more drinks (Vale Ale not Carlton Dry!), before heading ...
... for a very pleasant morning tea with some delicious home baked cakes and a locally grown produce store adjacent. By the time we reached Normanville Beach the grey skies were receding and the blue skies changed the sea to a delightful aqua colour -much more conducive for good photos. There was a pretty fresh water lagoon winding across the wide white sand to reach the sea. Heading back, we drove across the wall of ...