|Orange from Borrodell Vineyard|
|Cotton like substance blanketing Wellington Park lawn|
Lunch time came around very quickly and we stopped in at bensons cafe on Summer Street where the hospitality was very friendly, and I thoroughly enjoyed a turkey and gherkin sandwich after going almost a week without my daily gherkin fix. They also make a great iced coffee.
We went to Borrodell Vineyard where Borro gave us a great lesson on Orange region wines, and why you have to pay for a good Pinot Noir. This grape demands more from the soil, thus there are less vines to square metre, and Pinot Noir has to be carefully hand pruned rather than machine clipped as they like morning sun, but need to be shaded from the harsh afternoon sun. Borro also has plenty of fruit trees and truffles growing on his amazing property, so hopefully we will be able to go back during truffle season some time.
After a big day exploring we had dinner at Lolli Redini which was nice, but nothing amazing. Entree and main wasn't anything to write home about, the waitress was haughty, and the only meal that impressed us was the lemon curd tart with coconut sorbet and vanilla ice cream that Mark and I shared for dessert. That was special.
An early morning walk from our accommodation to Cook Park was pleasurable, as was my run around the park (the only real exercise I had all holiday) before my ears froze from the cold and I walked around to enjoy the gardens, whilst Mark took photos, and it finally clicked on me what ISO does when I was taking a few shots of my own. Cook Park is a lovely place to walk around or stop and enjoy a picnic lunch, there are many tree, plant and flower specimens to admire, and at this time of year the tulips were simply striking.