And so it was that the co-pilot and I found ourselves heading to Eaglereach in the Hunter Valley with the Sydney Sub-aqua Club for a fantastic knees up. We arrived on Friday night after taking 2.5 hours to make the 60minute journey from Newcastle (where I am currently working) due to a combination of:
- A cat that bolted for the door as we were leaving (40 minutes to find and catch the little bugger)
- Called in to work to get wallet only to find they have an alarm system......half hour to wait for security
- GPS that was 10km out on the location of the place and being lead up a 3km farm drive
- Thick fog meaning it took us another hour to finally find the place despite being only 5km
Well, enough chatter, here are some pictures:
The kangeroo's were pretty tame
So tame in fact this little fella came and joined us for a beer
and stuck around for about an hour and was pretty darn nosy.
Although sometimes, nature can be a bit too.......erm.....natural
There were also a few great little off roading trails
which presented a few challenges for Jules and myself with a bit of trail building and rock crawling
and back at the ranch it was a good long soak in the hot tub
and then Saturday evening we were off to the restaurant for a great turkey dinner and a damn good knees up. I'm afraid I don't have too many pictures of the evening itself (a bit too much vino to make the camera work.
Although I do have to say, and if you are opposed to open shows of affection (and I know they are rare from me), you know you have a stunningly good lucking wife when she can look this good even when she is 30 weeks pregnant:
I reckon I'm a pretty darn lucky bloke.
Well, most of the time