Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Trip

Helen organised for us to head off to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting trip with a bit of sight seeing on the side.

We meet early in the morning. We meet to head of to the hunter valley. Unexpectedly we get a very nice bus, easily the nicest bus I have ever used.
Hunter Valley Bus Trip

On the way there is a little drama when the bus is hit by a truck as we are stopped at the lights on Mona Vale Road, heading north, at Epping Road. We continue on to the Warnervale Service Stop to have a rest break.
Warnervale Service Station
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Leaving the freeway we head along the New England Highway to Maitland.
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We now stop at maitland jail. I find the whole deal too gruesome and want to leave. I think that the behaviour of the authorities is disgraceful and the inmates worse.

Maitland Gaol
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We head off to Morpeth for to see the historic buildings and taste the foods.


We stopped for the night in Newcastle as this provided cheaper accommodation than the Hunter Valley. We had a nice meal in the travellodge's restaurant and wandered around the next morning taking photos.


We head from Newcastle to Pokolbin

Kurri Kurrifrom the busCessnockWine and Chese TastingWine and Chese TastingWine and Chese Tasting

We visit three wineries in the Hunter Valley.

Wine and Chese Tasting
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Strangely I have not posted any photos of the trip home. Unlike the trip up, it was uneventful.

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