So this weekend I said to Jules that I needed to escape from the city. Being from the countryside, sometimes I just miss being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but nature – no phone signal, an oasis of tranquility in unspoilt beautiful surroundings. So Jules, being the super boyfriend he is, made it happen. Saturday morning we got up early, headed to the city to pick up a hire car and off we went on a weekend adventure. I had no idea where we were going, but we headed north and ended up in Echuca.
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River, surrounded by wineries and cellar doors, so needless to say we did our fair share of wine tasting. We headed to St Annes for our first tasting – port, red wine and cheese (heaven).
We stayed on The Carriages Vineyard, just outside of Echuca. Nestled among the vines at The Carriages Vineyard are two,beautifully restored antique rail carriages, dating back to the 1890’s. The owners live in one with their family, and the other they rent out to guests.
The next day, we headed back to Echucha to take a ride on the paddle-steamers. Echuca Moama has the largest operating fleet of Paddlesteamers in the World. We took the PS Emmylou up the river for a 2hour cruse. The Emmylou is driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine and one of the most recognisable and iconic paddlesteamers along the Murray River.
(Yes I did wear double grey. No it didn’t look good. Yes I did learn my lesson – I will never do this combo again.)
We stopped off for a quick walk around the Mount Macedon on the way back, just in time to see the sun go down.
A great weekend was had.
On another note, we played at a new golf course – check out the sunset and professional photography skills Jules has. I look a PRO.