As you can guess by the title we have been away on holidays.
We flew from Tassie to Melbourne, picked up a rental car then went driving.
First we drove to the 12 Apostles via The Great Ocean Road. We spent a comfortable night at a lovely farmstay that was only about 3 km from the remaining 12 Apostles which pleased DH greatly.
DH took plenty (make that HEAPS) of pickies of the remains of the 12 Apostles at sunset and then again at sunrise the next morning.
On day 2 we stayed on the Great Ocean Road and drove to Mount Gambier via Port Campbell, Warrnambool and Portland.
This was a beautiful drive and the country was soooooooooooooo green.
We looooove Mount Gambier and Miss 4 looooooooooooooves feeding the possums at the Umpherston sinkhole after sunset. The possums are reeeeeeeeeeeally tame and eat out of your hand.
While there we had a lovely evening meal at Jen's Hotel/Bistro and the meal was absolutely ginormous and talk about delicious. Yummo.
Day 3 we drove from Mount Gambier staying on the Great Ocean Road. We drove through Millicent, Robe, Kingston SE and Meningie.
We crossed the Murray River at Wellington by ferry then drove South West to Victor Harbour and then finally North to Glenelg (a suburb of Adelaide) after finding that the horse drawn tram out to Granite Island had finished for the day.
We went on the tram on one of our previous visits to Victor Harbour and it was great. The fish and chips on the island were also some of the best that we'd tried.
This was a very long day as we traveled about 800 km taking about 12 hours with stops along the way.
On day 4 DH went to do his own thing (pickies at the zoo of course).
Miss 4 and I were collected by Joan
and we went on a girls day out.
Firstly we went to Barb's to have a look at yarn. This was an experience as Barb has soooooooooo much in her shop that you don't know what to look at next. I indulged slightly and bought 2 balls of yarn (only 1 for me), the 1st Vogue Socks book and a set of Clover dpns (I think I should have bought more now).
Next we went to the Marion shopping centre which is a lot bigger than those that we have in Launceston. I only indulged slightly and bought myself some clothes and a few things for Miss 4.
We next went to Joan's and had a leisurely afternoon drinking coffee, looking at pattern books and walking along the beach. Miss 4 loved throwing the ball for Joan's dog Merle. He's such a character.
Day 5 we went into Adelaide and dropped off our hire car and had a bit of a look around.
The rest of the day and the next day and a half were taken up with a conference at the Stamford Grand right on the Glenelg beach. This was a wonderful venue and the food was scrummy.
After the conference finished after lunch on day 7 we went into the Adelaide Zoo and then had a semi early night as we had an early start the next day.
Day 8 was spent on the train traveling from Adelaide back to Melbourne. This was lovely and sort of relaxing (as relaxing as it can be with a 4 year old any way).
In contrast to the Great Ocean Road a lot of the country we passed through was very dry.
Day 9 we spent shopping in Melbourne (I got more yarn at Lincrafts) and then flew home on the late plane.
We had a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry busy time while away but we enjoyed ourselves which was the main thing.
What knitting got done I hear you say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I finished a pair of socks that I had on the needles and also knit another pair. On the train back to Melbourne I started yet another pair in yarn that I bought at Barb's but that is all.
Hopefully I will post a few pickies of completed projects and also some holiday pickies later.
Until next time keep on knitting.