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Gracetown

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  • Day25

    Margaret River Wine Tour

    January 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nachdem ich mich Momentan in einem der beliebtesten Weinbaugebieten Australiens befinde hab ich mich entschieden heute mal eine Weintour mitzumachen 😊 Insgesamt werden hier 5 Winzer besucht.
    Erster Stopp war die Watershed Winery. Hier gabs schon in der ersten Stunde 10 verschiedene Weine zu probieren. Leider hat zwischendurch etwas Brot oder Baguette gefehlt um den Geschmack etwas zu neutralisieren 😁
    Nächster Stopp war die Leeuwin Winery. Ein sehr exklusives Weingut. Hier wurden wir erst ein bisschen herumgeführt und über den Weinanbau und die Weingewinnung informiert bevor es in das angeschlossene Restaurant ging um zu ausgewählten Spezialitäten weitere Weine zu probieren 😊🍷
    Hier hat wirklich fantastisch Geschmack und die Aussicht war vom feinsten 😊
    Dann gings weiter zur Bettenays Winery wo es zu den Weinen auch Schokolade zu probieren gab. Anschließend ging’s noch zu einer weiteren Verköstigung bevor wir den Herren auf der Tour zu liebe noch einen Stopp in einer Brauerei einlegten.
    Hier wird sogar das „Kolsch“ gefälscht 😂 kommt aber dem Original sehr nah 😉
    Nach dem Ende der Weintour war es Zeit für ein herzhaftes Abendessen, damit noch das ein oder andere Gläschen Wein folgen konnte 😁😂
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  • Day30

    Tues 3rd April - Or was that Winesday?

    April 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    The day started with dolphin sightings on our beach walk, a swim in the pool then after a hearty breakfast we set out on our tour of some of the Winerys in the Margaret River region.

    Jemima our driver for the day delivered us to several winerys , one chocolatier, one cheese producer and a pisco distillery. Oh and one winery also made nougat too.

    We took lunch, a meat sharing plate, a cheese sharing plate and some delicious pasta ...... to share, at Vasse Felix. All were delicious.

    We returned to our resort pooped although one of us did manage a dip in the Indian ocean before we all just chilled/collapsed with pizza, chips n beer.

    Cape Grace Wines
    https://www.capegracewines.com.au

    Gabriel Chocolate
    https://gabrielchocolate.com.au

    Windows Estate
    http://www.windowsestate.com

    Vasse Felix
    https://www.vassefelix.com.au

    Bettenays ..... wine and nougat
    https://bettenaysmargaretriver.com.au

    Margaret River Dairy Company.... for cheese tasting
    http://margaretriverdairy.com.au/

    Harmans Estate ... for Pisco tasting
    Here we also found a bottle of wine called Bernard, that of course had to be purchased.
    https://www.harmans.com.au

    And finally to....

    Windance Estate
    https://www.windance.com.au
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  • Day10

    Gracetown - day 1

    April 11 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Day dawned and we decided to break camp, hitch up the car (get some power back in the van) and head further north. All of about 35kms - long trip.
    Booked in at Gracetown CP, which is part of the Top Parks group, so we picked up a 10% discount.
    A great park, with all the amenities. Fairly old, but well maintained and clean, and very friendly.
    We were very pleased to have power and to get everything charged up again.
    After a supply run to Margarets, and some time around there, we motored to Gracetown, on the coast. A great spot. Looks like a lot of people have set up their holiday homes, or retirement places there, and who could blame them.
    Back to camp, and a bit of a relax, before sundowners and dinner.
    A quiet night.
    And our faulty hot water system seems to be fixed alright - no tripping of switches any more.
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  • Day11

    Gracetown - day 2

    April 12 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Enjoying Gracetown, so we decided to stay at least another day.
    Weather was great, although a bit cloudy at times.
    I did some more work on clients, and spent most the morning on that. Elvira just relaxed, reading a book, or else watching a movie on the tablet. Can't believe that she has managed to stay still and relax for so long - big change!!
    Had sandwich lunch at the van. Sitting outside about to take a bite, when in swoops a Kookaburra and takes half my sandwich away, and at the same time giving me a slightly painful whack on the fingers with his beak. And then a few minutes later, another one swoops and empties Elvira's plate of food. Cheeky buggers. Anyway, now we keep all food inside the van when Kookaburras are around.
    In the afternooon, we drove north to visit Canal Rocks, Smith's beach and Yallingup. There was a huge swell coming in from the ocean and creating major splash displays around the rocks. Canal rocks was absolutely rushing with water everywhere. I have never seen waves as huge as this in that area.
    Smith's was the same, and in Yallingup, the surfies were having a great time (if they did not get smashed by the waves on the way out).
    We then travelled back to Margarets to visit the night market. Bit of hassle finding it, but we succeeded in the end. Not much to the night markets, other than a couple of old geezers trying to play country and western music (and failing badly) and a few food vans. We decided to give it a miss and headed back to camp.
    Some sundowners, although it was a bit windy outside.
    And a quiet night again.
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  • Day12

    Gracetown - day 3

    April 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Decided on a 3rd day here in Gracetown CP. Good spot, so why not. Good weather around at the moment, although that could change tomorrow.
    Woke early and we had a bit of wildlife around the camp - a group of skippy's grazing near the ablution block. And those Kookaburras were back, looking for some breakfast, no doubt. But we are wise to them, so they had no luck with us.
    Did a bit of work, first up in the morning.
    And had mid morning coffee and biscuits out the front of the van. No pesky Kookaburras this time around.
    Then we drove to Cow Town (Cowaramup). Spent a pleasant couple of hours walking around and had some lunch there.
    Then drove to Margarets for a bit of shopping.
    Back to Gracetown beach for another look around. The swell was still up, but not as much as yesterday.
    Back to camp.
    They had a singer in camp who was giving a show at 4.30pm, so we went to listen. He was actually quite good, but his audience were only a maximum of 10 people, including us. Anyway, we spent a pleasant hour listening to the show, before retiring for sundowners and dinner.
    Watched the Eagles Dockers derby on the telly, before retiring for the night. Looks like being a cold one, and a forecast of rain around midnight. And it will probably be raining, as we get ready to hitch up and move on. We will see.
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