Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekend at Mildura

Drove to Mildura for a 3 day weekend to celebrate John's birthday.
He has always wanted to go to Stefano's Restaurant for his degustation with wines to match, dinner.
An amazing meal with beautiful wines. Total of 12 courses, the presentation of the courses were excellent. Thank goodness they were the size of 50 cent coin in the middle of huge plates.
One of my favourites was the citrus palate cleanser. 2 small cubes of white chocolate which you popped into your mouth and then bit into, releasing a lemon and an orange syrup.
 Commonwealth Games Sculpture, alongside the Richardson Rive at St Arnaud.
Unfortunately there was not a sign as to which country or breed it belonged to.
 The Perry Sandhills were beautiful despite the thousands of flies, bull ants and wild melons

 According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located just outside of Wentworth (NSW side), and are a unique land formation of 333 hectares (822 acres) of continuously shifting sand dunes.
Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found there.  Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift. The tops of trees are visible as their trunks are buried in the sand. 
 Another Commonwealth Games fish sculpture has made it's way up river, this was at Charlton, the Broadfish from Kenya.
 We drove on Saturday afternoon to Robinvale via Euston and I awoke from a doze to see this camel poke it's head up from the back of the cattle truck.
 Sunraysia Market alongside the Murray River.
Great egg and bacon on sourdough rolls for breakfast.
The Mildura Wharf on the Murray.
One of the many houseboats.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lovely weekend!

    Funnily enough, just this week I was thinking of the Commonwealth Games fish, and how I'd never seen any of them since. And here you have two of them!