After a 3 hour bus trip which included the bus driver getting us lost near Ballarat, we found ourselves sitting outside the pub at Moonambel, eating lunch and considering where to go. Jen, being the resident food and wine expert, had a list of which wineries we were to visit, so off we went to Taltirni (very elaborate and touristy, with arts and crafts for sale and lawns and gardens to sit in, as well as wines for sampling), then Redbank (a far more relaxed establishment). On the road to Redbank Jo and I were abused by the first of several motorists for the weekend. The third and fourth wineries were ignored in favour of getting to Avoca and setting up camp, none of us wanted to ride 20km after 2 wineries on a sunny afternoon, we didn’t think we’d be able to even consider it after four!
Apart from that, the afternoon’s ride was magnificent, beautiful autumn weather, warm and sunny with very little traffic. Additional humour was found in the road signs, with a crossing of “Piddlar’s Creek” near one of the wineries.