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Trip Start Feb 16, 2008
Trip End Mar 27, 2008

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Emma & Nathan's House

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Well, I arrived in Adelaide on Friday evening, with a touch of a sore head after meeting up with some Irish people on the ferry home from Rottnest.  We decided to go for ONE pint after the ferry landed in Perth and in true Irish fashion, that led to more than ONE pint.!!!! (Maybe that explains the mix up in my grammar in my last entry which was created after that ONE pint!!!)

So on Friday evening at 7pm, Emma & Nathan picked me up at Adelaide Airport.  That was after a fracas at Perth, when we were all on the plane, ready to take off, and I mean ready for take off, when the captain declared that he had just been informed that 30 bags were left behind and that we had to turn back and  pick the bags up.  Well I couldn't complain, as one of them could have been mine.

So had a good night catching up with Emma & Nathan.  No change there at all other than there is an arrival to the family to report on.  Dutch - a beautiful golden labrador, who is the baby and now the boss in the family!!  No really- he is the most most well behaved dog I've come across and has been taught some great tricks - including some dodgy Strabane ones!!!!

On Saturday we headed up into the hills to visit some of the local wineries.  Now this is unreal - you go into a winerery and they have a list of wines that are available to sample that day and you can sample every wine of the list.   So basically its like going out for the night and drinking for free - but a little bit more refined and a hell of alot cheaper!!! And - you get to taste lots of great wines on the way.  Happy Days!!!!

The scenery up here is just beautiful - acres and acres of hills with lush vineyards and lovely cool air coming up from the coast.  So after about 5 wineries - Emma and I had our fill ( Oh I should I mention - Nathan was doing all the driving ) After that Emma and I headed down to her local -The Duck - where I met some of the locals.  There was a band playing and at the end of the night i was introduced to some of the local dances including  - "The Shopping Trolley" & "Feeding the Chooks'.  I introduced my own - "Big Fish, Little Fish" which had the locals a little confused!!!  But a great night's craic which included the locals trying on their best irish accent.  Oh and by the way, Emma and I where declared "no way over the age of 26", which made us feel very good indeed!
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