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1 April 2012 / leggypeggy

Warrnambool for dinner and a real bed

A small sample of the 'stolen' produce

Tent travellers always welcome a night or two in a real bed, and we got exactly that—and much more—when we visited Jan and Russ in Warrnambool, Victoria.

Besides great company and a comfy bed, we enjoyed covert operations, sensational food, and plentiful and delicious wine.

Jan, Russ and I are dab hands in the kitchen. Poor John is the clean-up crew. He wields a mean mop and wet dish towel, but you’re never likely to see him hovering over a hot stove.

We had an amazing and varied meal on our first night, but were in for even more delicacies on the next.

Prior to our arrival, Jan cruised through her cookbooks for a likely page-32 recipe. She found a winner, but it called for action. After a quick sightseeing stop at Tower Hill, we headed to Port Fairy to raid Jan’s son’s veggie garden (covert operations), then Basalt Cafe for lunch, then the fishmonger’s and grocer’s for more supplies, and finally home to cook.

The fish cooking

Poor John was reading and Jan was recovering from surgery, so Russ and I were able to control operations. You can see more details of this outstanding recipe here, but I got a kick out of Jan’s photos of me trying to get a decent photo of the finished dish. The things we do!

The next day we resumed our travels to Perth—this time via the Grampians.

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  1. Chris Tamlin / Apr 2 2012 3:29 am

    Ah yes Warrnambool, used to go there on summer holidays camping with the family. Caught my first ever fish off the breakwater there. Strangely enough my second posting to a ‘ship’ was the HMAS Warrnambool, the fremantle class patrol boat…fond memories, actually mists of time…so long ago!


    • leggypeggy / Apr 2 2012 9:44 am

      Warrnambool and Port Fairy are great holiday places.
      Fremantle class boat? I was in Fremantle on Saturday. Going to the Margaret River tomorrow. Stay tuned.



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