To round off the series of posts on our mid winter trip down to the South West, I’m sharing some photos of places we revisited and providing links to previous posts, which include more information.
We love traditional places with character and always head to Woody Nook winery for lunch (see here for previous post). Nestling in the woods with views across the rows of neatly planted vines, Woody Nook retains its old world charm. Unfortunately on our recent visit in July it was a very dark and gloomy day so not best suited for taking photos. We did however enjoy a superb lunch in a socially distanced way on the veranda (complete fortunately with heaters!). The rain came in and the wind was howling round the cafe blinds but we stayed nice and warm inside helped by the delicious food and wines. We also left with plenty of wine supplies, which should last us quite a while!
Next a quick stop for afternoon tea at Cape Lavender Teahouse just south of Yallingup. I can heartily recommend their cream teas complete with lavender scones. Again the weather stayed rather grey and dull unlike our previous visit (see here).
Finally we made our way up to the northern part of the south west cape region – the pretty Geographe Bay area where the nearby headland shields the bay from the brutal force of the south westerlies. Consequently there is a gentler feel to the beaches here than round the other side of Cape Naturaliste Point (see here for the contrast with last week’s post at Gnarabup Beach). Monsieur enjoyed a beer sampling session at Eagle Bay Brewing Company, whilst as designated driver I stuck to a pot of tea! The rolling countryside slopes gently down towards the coast over the horizon.
All my South West region posts are now collated into a separate category (see here to catch up on them all).
Western Australian sunsets are superb even on a dull winter’s day! It is one of the pleasures of living in this corner of the world.
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