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April 12th 2007
Published: April 12th 2007
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Beautiful building, happens to be a chocolate shop
Just in case anyone's wondering what happened to Bali, most of the pics are on the sony
which i left in Adelaide. so you will all get Adelaide and Melbourne, followed by Bali !
Doh !

After a day in in Singapore airport and a cracking flight,(watch the Departed, great film),over it was in to Aus.

Having managed to completely cock up meeting Auntie Cath and Family,(didn't think to give her my mobile til after i'd landed for example),my day turned around nicely around lunch when Cath and co rescued me from the zombie backpackers and toke me to Glenelg for Lunch, i even tried squid in batter !

Having bought most of the market in Adelaide , she and Shane threw a fantastic BBQ, which was throughly drink sodden and finished off with trad Irish music from one Mr Malarkey o Reilly. fantastic evening.

the following days saw us go to McClaren vale for wine tasting and lunch , which any half decent middle class English person would kill to do, every week !

me trying to feed some really lazy Roo's, stagger round the Zoo after the local Guinness club
AGM and

roof top pool ! East Midlands has a duck pond
swim off Henley Beach, probably my fav spot in Adelaide,oh and visited a German village,(Hahndorf), not a deck chair to be found !

Not enough time to go to Kangaroo Island and hiring a car to drive to Melboune was mad expensive so finished off with an 11 hour bus trip to Melbourne

Huge thanks go to Cath, Shane,Sarah, Emma and co for allowing me to take over their easter weekend,even though they had a complete idiot for a nephew, they never wavered.

If i look tired on some pics its cos i didn't sleep for well over 24 hours on the first day!

God bless them all

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unusual building, a bit like they are from the wild west !
McClaren ValeMcClaren Vale
McClaren Vale

plank plus Cath and Shane
D'Arenburg WineryD'Arenburg Winery
D'Arenburg Winery

plank "Tasting"
The McClaren ValeThe McClaren Vale
The McClaren Vale

beautiful and full of good cheap wine
The FamilyThe Family
The Family

a little dark this pic.some fella got one of all of us but i spoilt it so got rid
Plank Plus Shane and CathPlank Plus Shane and Cath
Plank Plus Shane and Cath

acutally quite like this one of me !

Emma and Mark

Sarah and Mark, she doesn't like her pic being taken !

unlike Emma who thought she wasn't on enough pics so toke her own !
McClaren Vale SunsetMcClaren Vale Sunset
McClaren Vale Sunset

enough said. the meal was gorgeous
Henley BeachHenley Beach
Henley Beach

a nice as any i have seen so far, clear water, white sand and no sharks !
Henley Beach SquareHenley Beach Square
Henley Beach Square

clean with beer and ice cream !

Cath's baby! she has more than one house, the richest ferret ever !
Clelland wildlife parkClelland wildlife park
Clelland wildlife park

Taz ! loved him he looked a bit wild
Clelland wildlife parkClelland wildlife park
Clelland wildlife park

The Roo's a bit hung over i think

using a feature on my new camera
Bus stopBus stop
Bus stop

note the number !
The Guinness Drinkinng LegendThe Guinness Drinkinng Legend
The Guinness Drinkinng Legend

and very musical too !
The Guinness Roll of HonourThe Guinness Roll of Honour
The Guinness Roll of Honour

At PJ o Briens to get your name up you have to have a hundred then a Hundred for each gold glass ! and he say's its a few behind!
Adelaide ZooAdelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo

A Wallaby
Adelaide ZooAdelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo

American Alligator - the place is full of Croc's , why are they importing them !

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