Punters Corner The Retreat
Travel Blogs from Coonawarra
... an ill-feeling that partly persists to this day.
Part of the promised service of Coonawarra Discovery was the availability of a "Cheese Platter" during the tour. Before we arrived at Wynn's Lyndon rooted around in a cool box on his front passenger seat and threw a Tupperware box to us in the back seat. It had three compartments for cheese, olives and some diced cheese. Evidently, this was our cheese platter. But the cheese was very nice (like an ...
... Australia and into VICTORIA!!
SO. Thoughts on our South Australia experiences:
*HARD ground (think bent tent pegs)
*NO COFFEE CREAM!!! (Whipping Cream) What the heck? We miss WA. (Haven't yet found it in Victoria either... really... ??)
*Emmeline's Baked Goods. Expensive. Anything on special I bought :)
... was formed by water dripping through limestone rock. Animals (called megafauna because of their size) fell through holes in the surface and then died and fossilized in the cave. They were found by cavers in the 1890's. The tour was very informative and our guide clearly was passionate about her topic.
We are in the Coonwarra wine region so a winery tour was next ...
... the town was totally dead. That's it for today. We did take a few pictures...
Annette & Peter
A gorilla walks into a bar and orders a cold one. The bartender gives it
him and says "that'll be $25." A minute later the bartender is
conversation and says, "Ya know, we don't get many gorillas round
The gorilla replies, "At those prices I'm not surprised."
... Then after going underground 25 metres or so we viewed a fossils site – palaeontologists' heaven! Trapped between the layers of earth from 500,000 years ago are the remains of gigantic extinct Australian marsupials, found nowhere else on earth except here in Australia – freaky but very, very cool!
In the afternoon we went to the Wet Caves and ...