One of our favourite outings whilst we’re in Albany is to take a drive across to Denmark to sample and buy some of our favourite things.
First stop is the Denmark Bakery Cafe for morning tea (surprise, surprise😃) always delicious and good value.
Back in the car, drive towards Walpole … and our first stop is at our furthest end at Elephant Rock Toffee & Cider for delicacies such as macadamia brittle, choc mint, chilli lime & salt, honey ginger & mango, espresso, and salted macadamia toffees, plus this time I also bought a salted caramel sauce. Gordon bought similar plus four bottles of cider.I love the signs as you drive in and the elephant at the entrance …From the toffee and cider we head back towards Denmark to Bartholomew’s Meadery for a honey ice cream. Gordon had honey & passionfruit and I ended up with a scoop each of honey & coffee and honey & cinnamon – scrumptious😋. Sat outside under these colourful umbrellas and watched the wildlife … Last stop was the Cheese Factory. There were some delicious cheeses out for tasting … once again we couldn’t resist and came away with four cheeses, pickled gherkins and pate plus we stayed on for a ham & cheese croissant for lunch.
The Scotsdale Tourist Drive is very picturesque with very high up views through the tall timber and rolling pastures out to the brilliantly blue ocean at William Bay. Unfortunately there was nowhere we could stop to take some snaps.
We also noticed that the Denmark Chocolate Factory was open but we were shopped out – maybe next trip! Anyway I think I’ve blown this fortnight’s budget so probably a good thing we gave it a miss.
The day had turned really warm and on our way back there was an electronic sign showing the temperature at 28C!! Back at the park we did a bit more polishing on the Hornet so that he looks good this Saturday amongst all those Harleys. Played our Ukes for a while (one of the park blokes who chats with us each year told us we have too much fun! As Gordon mentioned in his diary, most people seem to just sit around getting boozed each afternoon), had a cuppa and read our books but the lovely warm weather we’d had all day suddenly turned freezing cold so we opted for early tea and then into the camper with the heater on. We’re now feeling a lot warmer and we’ve just scoffed a Cherry Ripe & a Twix that we bought at the park shop before tea😋