Western Australia: Part Two

Tuesday started with a delicious breakfast from Margaret River Bakery. Taylor’s dad picked up some great tasting pastries. Unfortunately, I was to busy stuffing my face with them that I forgot to take pictures! Sorry about that! We need the sugar and the calories to power us through our busy day.

Our first stop was at a silk store where we learned how silk was made and they had some beautiful silk products.

Then we headed to Bootleg Brewery. Taylor and his parents shared a tasting and we sat outside and relaxed. The brewery had a beautiful setting with a pond with swans swimming and a place to play bags and other yard games. photo (6)

Our next stop was a Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery. They shared a tasting and we ordered lunch and ate outside. After lunch, there was a winery also located on the property and Taylor and his Dad did a tasting at Killerby Wines. WAust-15 WAust-17 WAust-20 WAust-22 WAust-25 WAust-28photo (7)

For the remainder of the day we went shopping in Margaret River and picked up some tasty kabobs from the meat market to cook dinner at home.

Wednesday was our beach day and we visited Redgate Beach first. We stayed for a short time only because the wind was blowing pretty darn hard and it was a tad bit chilly and uncomfortable. We headed to Rivermouth Beach next and found a place that we were protected from the wind and spent the afternoon there. photo (9) photo (8)

Thursday was another busy day with many wine stops and shopping stops. Our first winery visit for the day was at Brookland Valley Vineyard for a tasting. We then headed to Margaret River Valley Chocolate Company. I was in heaven. I could fully participate in this stop and loved it. I may have purchased a few things to bring home from here! Our next wine stop was at Hay Shed Hill Wines.

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For lunch, we stopped at Vasse Felix Winery. This was a fancy meal! We all had unique dishes! Taylor did a tasting here.

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The next wine stop was a Juniper Estate nearby. At that ended the wine drinking for the day!

Heading back to the house we stopped at Ollio Bello organic olive oil with olive trees Ollio Bello Olive Oil and did an olive oil tasting. I enjoyed this because I could participate and I made a few purchases!

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Our last stop before we headed back was at Cowaramup Bay. WAust-74 WAust-80 WAust-87

Friday was our last full day before we headed back to Singapore. Our day started with a stop at Credaro Family Estates. This winery was a small, family owned winery with a beautiful hilly setting.

We stopped next at Canal Rocks along the ocean. Our pictures do not show the grandness of these ocean rocks. It was really cool to see.

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For a mid-morning snack, we headed to Gabriel Chocolates. The chocolate shop was phenomenal! The chocolate beans were roasted on premises and it smelled heavenly. The chocolate was to die for also! Don’t worry, I brought some home with me!

We headed to Arimia Estate Winery next in hopes of some wood-fired pizza that we were told was delicious, but unfortunately they only did that on Saturday and Sunday. Taylor and his parents had to settle for a wine tasting instead, darn.

For lunch we headed back to Bootleg Brewery and we sat outside for lunch.

We rounded out our day with some relaxation at home. Taylor and I headed Gnarbar on the beach for our dinner and watched a little sunset with some surfing. WAust-163 WAust-161

Saturday we packed up our things and headed back north to Perth to fly home. We stopped first at the Margaret River Valley Farmers Market. I was in heaven. I wish I could have brought back all of the fresh produce and grass-fed meat that was there back to Singapore. I had to settle instead for some chocolate, pastries and a tasty breakfast sandwich. We continued driving north along the coast stopping at some beaches along the way. We happened upon another open air market in Dunsborogh, I found some cool jewelry at this market. Our last stop before the airport was at One-Forty Cafe in Mandura. This was a cute cafe and we had nice sandwiches. The town was really cute and I wish we would have had time for more exploring.

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That rounds out our trip!

 

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