Twitching? Me? No it was a spasm.
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Broke Rest Area, Broke
I got up at 6am all lovely and cosy wrapped up in the new duvet. We had a peak through the curtains to see kangaroos everywhere, even some with tiny joeys hanging out of their pouches
So we were travelling in the direction of Newcastle, the famous steel town further down the coast, towards our POI of the day, Blackbutt Reserve, home to Wombats, Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Snakes and birds, all for our complimentary viewing pleasure. The weather was shaping up to be a scorcher which made the trip even more enjoyable considering the last few days. I have to admit that we had a really, really good time. The wildlife was fantastic and we were both mesmerised by some of the animals, instead of the other way round we were whipping kids in to a frenzy by getting to a enclosure and announcing "Wow" at the top of our voices to which kids would run over to see what all the fuss was about. I even met some of the Sisterhood there who clearly shared my passion, check out that SLR! We spent about an hour wandering around and I would definately recommend the place to anyone passing through
From here we travelled in land via Maitland and Branxton through some of the most beautiful scenery to Singleton one of the main towns amidst Wine Country! Well you didn’t ever expect us to miss this did you? The opportunity for a real foodie extravaganza! We have spent enough weekends in the company of our two main foodie mates, Damien and Sharon to know that if we didn’t sample the local fare that they would never speak to us again. So we arrived in Singleton and made for the Tourist Information to see if we could book on a tour for the following day as we had enquired a few days ago but with lack of internet we couldn’t get access to any numbers. Still we took the ladies advice in the TI and phoned James. Unfortunately he wasn’t running another tour until Friday – 3 days off so we were left with no other feasible option than to do it ourselves with myself as the designated driver – now there’s a surprise.
We arrived at our lovely free campsite at Broke, slap bang in the middle of winery country and set up our stall. We had a bit of a read and I blogged for a while then we decided to have a short drive around to get our bearings for the next day