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January 28, 2016 / cmfletcher

A wine adventure

Today we were on a full day Hunter Valley wine tour. We had to meet the bus at 7:10, so you know it was important to us, and the drive up to Hunter Valley took over 2 hours in the rain. It was a very interesting group of people, a Danish girl traveling alone who writes a nutrition blog, a young English couple, and some Australians. We visited 5 wineries.

Two of the wineries poured their own wines from grapes grown in the Valley; the others used grapes from all over Australia. I asked who is the big name wine buyer for grapes, and they mentioned Jacob’s Creek and Kendall Jackson. The driver had gone to get petrol for the bus and spotted wild kangaroos, so he loaded us up and off we went for a photo op. It was so cool to see them in  the wild; I especially like the sentry on the hill.

It was an interesting day, there are so many different styles of wine it was fun to try things we normally wouldn’t have or buy.

When we got back it had turned into a beautiful evening so we walked down to Darling Harbour and had dinner. Peter was looking at a restaurant named Meat and something, but I made us go to Nick’s a fish and seafood place. It was delicious. We didn’t attempt the feast (neither of us likes oysters), but our dinner was excellent. Notice the boats from Princess Yachts, where John works, they are the two with the blue hulls.128Darling Harbor

No idea what tomorrow will bring, Peter has given up trying to predict the weather here. We have options, so time and the weather will dictate our plans.

BTW, yesterday I forgot to publish the photo of the Tasmanian Devil, so here it is.127Tasmanian Devil

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