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Hunter Valley

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This weekend just been (7th and 8th Feb) my cousin Geraldine and I went to the Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley is famous for its hundreds of vineyards and so lots of wine tasting was in order!!

We decided we would drive around randomly and drop in at vineyards we thought looked good from the outside. We did a good days wine tasting on the Saturday and had some lovely dinner at a Tapas restaurant. The prawns in tomato and feta cheese were particularly yummy!!

Our accommodation for the night was interesting to say the least. It was an old village pub for the locals with the typical red necks drinking. It had that erie feeling when we first walked in and everyone slowly looked round at us (you can imagine the creeky noise as they did it!).. However the evening quickly turned into a great night. Saturday night so the kareoke was on and it got 'busy'! We had originally planned to sing but by the time we felt confident enough they had conviently packed it in. We did however chat to a few friendly locals one of which was very good at singing and loved to do it. Geraldine was also nicknamed Jim as her name was too hard for the drunks to say which I found highly amusing.. As the pub closed we joined the few locals, obviously used to this, and stayed behind. They were very generous and it was at this point G and I definately drunk our moneys worth which was pretty cool and we found it very convient having our room just up the stairs!

The next morning we were joined by a neighbour of G's and we did lots more wine tasting and this time cheese tasting which I enjoyed. We also bought some chocolates from the chocolate shop although didn't think too much about it and ended up with fully melted chocolate goo. Oh well, it will be eaten any which way I am sure of it!!

I still need to sort out my south coast travels however, with the devastating bushfires in Victoria I am very wary at the moment. It is such a disaster and the death toll just keeps rising. My heart and thoughts do go out to the people. For the first time here I am actually hoping for as much rain as possible!

Kim x x x

Posted by kfeaster 23:31 Archived in Australia

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