The Port Stephens holiday was just… blimmin’ fantastic! A perfect getaway that was both really fun and active, yet relaxing at the same time. Just lovely. We spent 24/7 together and loved every moment of it.. it was just wonderful :) I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, and will post each day in a separate entry ‘cos we took hundreds of photos, haha.
Port Stephens Day 1
Bon Voyage! Driving along the coastline to Port Stephens
The obligatory rest-stop at McDonalds.. mmm…..
Decided to stopover at Hunter Valley, land of wine.
Passed tons of vineyards and did wine-tasting
Peacock Hill wine was THE BEST.
We bought the middle bottle – 2003 Top Block Chardonnay.
I don’t love wine normally, but boy, I LOVE THIS ONE!
At the Hunter Valley Gardens!
Okaaaaaay, I’ll be normal
Peppers Anchorage Resort – right on the water and beautiful as anything
The living room in our Loft Suite
View from our balcony
Taking a walk along the harbour, with Chris being a bit strange
Hogs Breath Cafe
Shop 16, Upper D’Albora Marina
Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
After unpacking, relaxing in the room and such.. it was off to Hogs Breath for dinner!
I was ravenous!!
Seared Prime Rib with mushroom sauce
Flame grilled sticky back ribs smothered in Hickory Smoked
BBQ sauce, served on Cajun rice & salad
My bibs says “I LOVE MY RIBS”, haha! Was merrily eating by holding a rib
in my left hand and my right hand holding a fork stuck into the steak, gnawing at it.
Chris was highly amused at my “cave-woman eating” ;)
Mississippi Mud Cake served with cream & ice cream
One of the best fudgey liquid chocolate cakes I’ve had in my life. Had it
10 years ago and haven’t found a better chocolate cake since!
And that was Day 1. Didn’t really do much sight-seeing, etc.. as most of the time was spent driving to Port Stephens and also wine-tasting at Hunter Valley. But had a lovely filling dinner and an early night, so we could wake up early the next day!
A video of our view at breakfast