Hotel Urban St Leonards
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... ones there, as we set off it started to chuck it down with rain with no sign of stopping but we didn't let that dampen our spirits. It took about 2 hours to arrive at our first winery which was Kelman Vineyard near Mount View. It was a boutique winery so quite small but very quaint and we got told all about the history of the vineyard and the families that own it - it's ran by the community, and as we drove in to the village we noticed that the grape vines ...
... during the last centuries;) all the convicts from the royal Kingdom were shipped to this area to become better persons all together and f. ex. where the 4 seaons hotel is located now, was a hanging place before..The only thing that the area has in common is the rocky shape/surface that gave it its name..Talking about time and rocks reminds me of the Blue Mountains yesterday..after 2hs in a train and a ...
... that was weird until a bartender from Chicago told us it was a regulation thing back in the day. If you sold booze, you had to have hotel rooms. Strange but true. It's not true anymore but there are still dozens of Hotels that are bars and some even still rent rooms above.
Day 3 was all about the ferries. We bought a week transportation pass and thought ferries were included but we had to upgrade to get that. It was no problem ...
... and fauna. There's a fine line people! Anyway, it was fun while lasted, but now that we're up at Balls Head again were damn grateful to stretch them gams again :) With one week left in Australia and high expectations to finally sell our Jeep, this might very well be one of the last posts in this quirky series of "Australia laid bare". Enjoy it while it lasts :) ...
... However, if the prior cruises were any indication, the seas can quickly whip up, which we found on the next couple of days.
Many people were seasick as the wind rose to 60 knots (!) and the swell got to around 3 meters, nothing compared to the huge seas we encountered in 2013 of around 6 meters. Jen and I were both fine, and we have never been seasick.
We fully explored the ship and joined in the activities which consisted mainly of trivia competitions ...