Zeb and Eider Duck Begin Bus Tour from Adelaide to Melbourne, Australia

Zeb and Eider Duck and the humans are going on a multi day bus tour.   Our guide and driver, Glenn, picked us up in Adelaide and will drive us through the wine country, along the Great Ocean Road and into Melbourne.   Leaving Adelaide, the scenery look like we are leaving Denver and heading to the mountains.   But, soon we were in green, hilly, pasture land.

Hilly pasture land east of Adelaide

Hilly pasture land east of Adelaide

Passing through small villages we admired old buildings such as this church in Keith.

Old church in Keith, Australia

Old church in Keith, Australia

We traveled the Limestone Coast and saw many vineyards.

Vineyards

Vineyards

In the Padthaway Wine Region, we visited Henry’s Drive Vignerons.

Henry's Drive Vignerons

Henry’s Drive Vignerons

As you can see, the humans sampled some wine.

Wine was sampled

Wine was sampled

All agreed it was very good.   This winery was named after the proprietor of a 19th century mail coach service that once ran through this property, Mr. Henry John Hill.   Thus, the symbol on the wine labels.

Label for Henry's Drive

Label for Henry’s Drive

We sampled wine and had lunch here.  They grow their own grapes.

Growing grapes at the vineyard

Growing grapes at the vineyard

and also raise sheep here.

Raising sheep at the vineyard

Raising sheep at the vineyard

Their first vines were planted in 1992.   We liked this winery.   For more information visit http://www.HenrysDrive.com  Further down the coast, we stopped to visit Father Woods Park.

Father Woods Park

Father Woods Park

The wood carving were made with chain saws.   The park honors Mary MacKillop.

Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop

Mary is Australia’s first and only saint.   She was honored by the Catholic Church for her work with children.   We liked these carvings.

Wood carvings made with chainsaws

Wood carvings made with chainsaws

We are all enjoying this bus tour.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s