Yep, we're back from yet another road trip - this time we went to Portland, Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
Thursday was spent driving - we left at 5.30am, and stopped by at our favourite place in Robe (Robe Providore) for some brekkie! Someone had yarn bombed a couple of stobie poles, so I had to take a pic for Kaite ;)
We stayed in 'The Cottage' (built in 1840), just out of Narrawong (about 10 minutes from Portland) and very close to the beach.
We had afternoon tea at Portland ... a very weird town - some people are very friendly, and some people incredibly rude. We were lucky to choose a lovely place (The Lido Larder), and ended up having a wonderful meal at Edward's Waterfront Restaurant on Friday night.
Friday was spent in Warrnambool - now this is a town I could definitely live in ;) We first visited the SW TAFE, and it was great to finally meet my lecturer Cathy ... I even met my other teacher for this year, Karen, as she was on her way to a class! It's nice putting faces to names, and I hope I can come back for a visit very soon. Lily's highlight was the giant playground (or group of playgrounds).
Yeah, the flying fox is actually meant for kids :P
We headed over to Port Fairy on Saturday. This is another town I really enjoyed - very friendly. The farmer's market was on, and a women selling preserves asked me (quite seriously) "are you a celebrity?". In hindsight, I should have said yes ... but she caught me by surprise!
We visited the 'Notorious', a replica of a Portugese merchant ship ... here's Lily (literally) posing inside:
For afternoon tea we found a gorgeous little place called Clonmara Tearoom. We had fruit scones and a pot of tea each (or in Lily's case, fizzy apple juice). Beautiful cottage gardens, nice owners and a very friendly Hungarian Puli called Sam :P
On the drive back to Adelaide on Sunday, we found yet another gorgeous place to eat - Henry & Rose is an (unexpected) find in Keith, SA. It's quite unassuming from the front, but inside it's a large, trendy cafe that would not be out of place in a big city. We sat outside in the courtyard, and had delicious cafe-style meals with Mahalia coffee - yum!
Anyway, we really enjoyed our little road trip. Anita's keen to drive to Melbourne some time - though our next weekend holiday will be Port Augusta, so Anita can show Lily where her mum grew up :)