BRW – Day 10 – Shake my Cock and I’ll Fight ya

Posted: August 9, 2016 in Travel

Today had two aims , well 3 if you count not getting full as a state school hat rack again. Discover the legend that is Cockfighters Ghost and then enjoy a last meal at Shakey Tables. But first we needed to find a laundromat as clothes were starting to stand up by themselves. Off to Cessnock down the road and dropped several days worth off at an obliging coin op and said we would be back in an hour – no starch in the undies thanks. So, while we waited we drove back to Cafe Enzo for a very nice coffee and generally mixed with the rich and not yet famous

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Back to Cessnock to get our clean gear before starting the day proper in quest of more wine . First stop was First Creek. Spooky shit eh. Very obliging Cellar Door as always and ran the table from white to red as usual. Still a bit seedy from yesterday so may have to pot the brown soon if ya get my drift. Then onto Brokenwood and by now we knew the routine. Semillion is the grape in Hunter Valley and 2014 was a wonderful year

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Time for a quick bite at Tuk Tuk Burgers for a simple steak sandwich. Perfect light folder before back on the road to Cockfighters Ghost Cellar door. Apparently the horse, Cockfighter , bravely carried the man across the swollen river in the area but died in the process. But his ghost lives on. Neigh, I didnt buy it either . A couple of bottles to even out the weight in the car but by now we were getting to the end of our desire for tasting

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A quick trip to Matilda Bay Brewhouse on way home and I was done and dusted

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Time to relax for a few hours and wonder how the hell we are going to pack all this wine in the car once we have to take our luggage as well! Luckily my general easy going nature and optimistic outlook on life will find a solution. Damn, I even have the T Shirt

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Shakey Tables was excellent as expected. Great food , fond memories

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And so we bid farewell to The Hunter and just have one last question. In the last 4 days in the area we have seen a lot of Alpaca Farms so my question is –

When is best time of year to plant Alpacas ?

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