We had a half day free so shot up to Swan valley again for coffee and cake. On the way back, we called in to the Gomboc Gallery and Sculpture Park an hour before the posted closing time as it looked like it was still open. Turns out it wasn’t and we were very politely asked to leave but we did have a good 15-20mins of walking around the first part of the gallery so here’s a few of the images captured there.
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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.
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…