Tower Lodge - Relais & Chateaux
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So, up and a quick shower which sometimes squirted cold water as the train lurched. After a quick tidy of the cabin so the train crew could do the beds, we went down for our last breakfast. This time we were back in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant which was much more comfortable than the other carriage we'd been having our meals in. There were some good choices today. I had a berry crepe and Paul and Mum had a fruit ...
... and the brown Place of Interest signs to the Vineyards perfectly successfully, only stopping in Cessnock at the information centre because we wanted to find a Woolworths (Australia's version of Waitrose). After a brief discussion of what we needed, we headed off to buy steak, kebabs, prawns, sausages and various salads and breads for a BBQ. After a successful shopping spree we headed to Buffs at Pokolbin, a set of luxury self catering lodges set in the ...
... to wait until New Zealand to fish. Once we finished lunch we hit the road again. With no real destination in mind we continued north along the coast taking in all the beautiful views and terrain. Eventually, we decided to start making our way to Newcastle as our "Australia" book told us that it had a port 4 times larger then Sydney and was known for its waterfront walks and restaurants. Newcastle it is! We arrived in Newcastle around 1500hrs, ...
... so after a very tasty steak dinner, we settled down for an early night. The next morning, however, it was clear I wasn’t going to be let off that easily: I had recurrent tonsillitis as a child and as a result, a tonsillectomy, but it leaves my throat a little vulnerable to passing viruses! Whilst I gargled aspirin and went back to bed, Peter and Hannah took the bus up to Fingal Bay, where Peter could take part in a Parkrun.
It was to be Pete’s first Parkrun ...
... for coffee and then off once more - only another 45 minutes to home!!!
The traffic by this time had really thinned out so driving was much more pleasant.
Finally home!! Millicent has had a wonderful time digging up the driveway and the cat was desperate to go outside. Millicent had laid two eggs! Thank you Millicent.
And then for the task of unpacking, washing and loading up the wine cooler! It all took some time as we ...