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Perth Hills Sunday Drive

We ventured out in to the Perth Hills again this trip, despite the skies being full of smoke from an inland bushfire. Tracing similar footsteps we took when we went camel riding in Kalamunda National Park back in June.

This time though we jumped off the Roe Highway before Kalamunda and headed across to Pickering Brook for a really rather nice lunch at The CORE Cider House.

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The CORE Cider House

The CORE Cider House
The CORE Cider House shop entrance
The CORE Cider House shop entrance
The CORE Cider House Sampling
The CORE Cider House Sampling
The CORE Cider House nicest kangaroo I've ever eaten
The CORE Cider House nicest kangaroo I’ve ever eaten

Having crazed there and sampled the fine ciders, we ventured slightly further down the road to a vineyard we’d seen earlier that day.
Quaintly named “Due Jolly” (Italian for ‘two jokers’), we were met at the Cellar Door by one of the owners. He made us a rather nice coffee after we’d chatted for a while and had a chance to sample some of their exquisite wines. It’s not often we walk away from vineyards in Australia with a white wine in the car boot but their 2008 Chardonnay had a unique bouquet that ‘forced’ us to buy a bottle 🙂 We did of course take a red with us too. Who can resist an Aussie red…

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Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery logo
Due Jolly Winery logo
Due Jolly Winery relaxing area
Due Jolly Winery relaxing area
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery cellar door with Andrew Cullen, one of the owners
Due Jolly Winery cellar door with Andrew Cullen, one of the owners
Due Jolly Winery cellar door
Due Jolly Winery cellar door

We’re back to Swan Valley tomorrow apparently to cuddle koala’s and generally ‘swan around’ for the day. Don’t bother excusing the pun, I accept it was a pretty feeble attempt…

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Short trip to Freo

Despite some of us feeling slightly “blah” and worse the wear from our hike up Baldwin’s Bluff on the hottest day we’ve had on this trip to Perth so far, we ventured out to Fremantle or “Freo” as the locals call it for a bit of a look around.

A good chance for me to do some driving around the Munster / Freemantle area too so we scouted out the best route to the Old Freemantle Prison in prep for a tourist stop there later in the week. That might have been because I took a wrong turn but that’s a story for another day – forgot to bring the Navman.

All very tiring of course so we popped in to a delightful café called “il Cibo” in Market St.

'il Cibo' barista banging them out. Yum!
‘il Cibo’ barista banging them out. Yum!
'il Cibo' - a nice and light Caesar salad
‘il Cibo’ – a nice and light Caesar salad
'il Cibo' Chicken pie
‘il Cibo’ Chicken pie
'il Cibo' bean salad with fritter
‘il Cibo’ bean salad with fritter
'il Cibo' orange cake with obligatory whipped cream
‘il Cibo’ orange cake with obligatory whipped cream

After which we obviously needed a bit of a walk. This of course provided the perfect opportunity for my companions to do a little shopping so while they continued looking in the varied clothing and knick knack shops, I admired the local Church and Post Office and tinkered with my camera settings. Started the day with the ISO turned way up way too loud…

Wesley Church
Wesley Church
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office
Fremantle Post Office

That about did it for us though so we had to head back home for a relax and some rather nice Limoncello that we’d prepared earlier 🙂

Pallini Limoncello
What better way to chillax than to sip on a cool glass of Pallini Limoncello