On Saturday 9th December, a small group of us travelled to Sydney for a harbour cruise and lunch with Captain Cook Cruises. The weather was a concern in the morning however, although it stayed relatively overcast for most of the day, there was no rain, and it was quite warm.
Our bus driver got us into the City with plenty of time to spare which gave us time for a coffee or a wine before boarding the cruise.
Our 3 course lunch was very good as usual (although the Tiramisu was alcohol free…lol), sailing around the harbour was exceptionally smooth and the conversation was fun with lots of laughs! We weren’t too sure about the new method of ordering drinks, but Bridget quickly mastered the app with the rest of us following. Angie appeared to master more successfully than the rest of us, so much so she managed to receive 2 different drinks on her order of lemonade over ice!!! Angie was perplexed when the waiter placed both drinks in front of her (one glass of lemonade and a glass of Baileys over ice) so showed him the receipt for her order of one glass of lemonade, but he said both drinks had been ordered by her and he wouldn’t take the Baileys back. A win for Angie…not so good for the new automated booking app!
After the cruise we retired to the Mediterranean Bar for either a couple of cocktails or wine until our driver collected us just before 6pm.
Typing the work cocktails reminded me that we have a CCWTC dinner and cocktail evening planned for 23rd January 2021. More details on the website!
Six ladies (and I) travelled to the Hunter Valley to visit 2 boutique wineries (Black Creek Farm and Wynwood Estate) for tastings of their unique wines. After which we walked the very short distance to Twine Restaurant for lunch, with a glass of wine (of course)! The weather was not being very kind and by the time we finished lunch the rain was much heavier. Our coach captain kindly brought the bus as close as possible to the restaurant entry, so we didn’t get too wet!
Our last stop was Sabor Dessert Restaurant….very decadent! This restaurant is always busy, and bookings are essential…knowing this I had chosen an option that meant we would be seated and served our drinks and dessert. No lining up on our trips!!
Our tasting plates arrived with 3 different desserts; we could also choose 2 drinks of the wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Several ladies chose hot chocolates or coffees as first choice, 2 of our lovely ladies preferred to stay with wine for both drinks. Don’t be concerned for the rest of us though ……. our next drink of choice was a liqueur!! Not the small liqueur glass we expected but a larger glass…they don’t skimp at Sabor!
Oh, you’re wondering if we bought any bottles….of course we did! Even though the weather was wet and chilly it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm or spoil our day. It was another great day out with a lovely group of ladies.
Dawn J. Very competent and caring tour guide Thanks Keirin , and thanks to our patient driver Let it pour, didn’t worry us. Great day out
Helen L. Takes more than a little rain to dampen our spirits. Great day It was fantastic. Well done again & thanks.
Lynne Maree My first outing with the group . Great day .. excellent food , wine, chatting with friendly ladies and of course the Coach Captain being so patient waiting for us at each venue . Thank you all 🍸😀
Toni O Looked great hope to join the group in some outings in the future
Day trip to Berrima Sept 2020
Dawn J. Know southern tablelands pretty well, but Joadja is new to me. Loved the history of the village and the Scottish people bought in the make whiskey using the shale extracted from the mountains. Our brewer was passionate and informative lovely day
Ten fabulous ladies (and I) enjoyed our action packed Berrima trip ….wine tasting at Joadja Estate boutique winery followed by a tasting of locally distilled brandy, whiskys and gins…the rum and vodkas weren’t ready for taste testing….probably just as well!! The bus was laden with bags and boxes holding all sorts of goodies.
A big thank you to our hostess,Siobhan, at Joadja Estate and Valero at Joadja Distillery ( a very interesting place) for making our day a success.
Lunch at the Surveyor General was also an event, the desserts were huge! Many of us thought we wouldn’t be able to eat it all…….we did!! After lunch it was shopping time at the little boutiques and gift shops in Berrima.
A big thank you to our patient bus driver…..what do you think ladies, will he do for our our next day out??? LOL:)
A great day out at Morpeth today. 11 Ladies joined us for a day perusing the shops and a lunch in the pretty little town of Morpeth. Some good work was done looking after the local economy judging by the shopping bags getting back on the bus😀. Looking forward to seeing the ladies again next time. Our next little adventure will be out soon…
Don’t let COVID -19 lockdown stop you from dreaming about taking that fabulous holiday
…in fact, lockdown is the perfect opportunity to think about that next trip.
Even though travelling is off the table, for the moment, we’re still able to DREAM about and PLAN that amazing holiday of a lifetime.
I love the fun of planning a holiday, whether it be for myself and my husband or for our wonderful customers, building an itinerary can be very challenging but ultimately very rewarding.
Now is the time to be planning that holiday – a reward for working from home, getting used to having your husband/wife home every day, social distancing, home schooling and just generally following the rules during this very strange time.
Whether you’re planning a trip in Australia or a European adventure I’m here to help with your plans! Even if it’s just to ask a question about a destination – talking travel is one of my greatest passions and right now I missing the opportunity to talk about destinations!