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Robe, South Australia

Our drive back to Robe from Coonawarra was a stressful one - we didn’t leave the wineries until close to 4pm, and a kangaroo’s favourite time to come out is at dusk. We nearly hit a handful of them, bringing back memories of our crash on the Great Ocean Road! We were sure happy to arrive safely back in Robe. The next morning we went for a walk down the beach before driving back to Adelaide. A lovely weekend away! 

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Coonawarra, South Australia

The next morning we had a relaxing breakfast outside - our accommodation was attached to a quaint cafe/bookshop, all owned by the same people. We then drove to the Coonawarra Wine Region which is close to the border into Victoria. We visited four wineries in total and then had a picnic lunch outside where we met a friendly pony (see next post). Visiting wineries is always a nice way to spend the afternoon, especially when the sun is shining. I love the endless fields of vines! 

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Robe, South Australia

After checking in we walked down the main street. Robe has a few really nice and unique shops. That night we went out for dinner and then tried to warm up in front of the fire. 

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Robe, South Australia

The beach in Robe was beautiful and the sand full of colourful shells. While it was chilly outside (remember it’s winter here in Australia), the sun was shining. After our walk we checked into the Bed and Breakfast - a charming old stone heritage home called Greymasts. We had the entire place to ourselves for the weekend! 

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Meningie, Kinston SE & Robe - South Australia

Recently Ben and I spent a weekend away in the coastal town of Robe, close to the Coonawarra Wine Region. Our first stop along the way was a small town named Meningie. There wasn’t too much there, except they did have a replica emu which I of course had to get my picture taken with. The next town we  came to was called Kingston SE, home to the giant lobster. Scattered around Australia they have random “big” things - like the “big banana” in Coffs Harbour and the “big pineapple” in Queensland. We arrived in Robe late afternoon where we took a walk along the beautiful coastline. 

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A few weekends ago Ben and I went for a walk through Waterfall Gully and had a yummy breakfast at a unique place called Cafe Troppo, where i had cinnamon apple waffles!

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Boing boing boing!

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Flashback to my birthday in March, feeding kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park

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An afternoon in the lovely town of Hahndorf, where we did some Mother’s Day shopping and met Ben’s friends for lunch. Love the fall colours that are appearing!

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Clare Valley Wineries

A couple of weeks ago we headed to Moonta for the long weekend (Friday being ANZAC Day), and on the Saturday we drove through the Clare Valley, stopping at different wineries for some tasting. It was a lovely fall day with lots of sunshine. Sevenhill’s Winery was beautiful - very old buildings covered with the brightly coloured autumn leaves. My favourite tasting was Reilly’s Wines as they had a selection of sweet wines - I ended up purchasing a bottle of the Moscato. We had a picnic lunch between the winery stops and that night we had a bonfire where I introduced Ben and his parents to s’mores as they are unheard of here. Unfortunately they don’t have graham crackers or Hershey’s chocolate in Australia so we had to make do with what we could find! Still yum!