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Saturday, April 22, 2000
Nuriootpa to Port Augusta, SA, Australia
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Port Augusta, SA, Australia:
Latitude: 32° 29' 57" South
Longitude: 137° 46' 41" East
Altitude: 113 feet
From Seattle: 9257 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Flinders Hotel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Route: Car: A20, A1
Start: Nuriootpa
Stop 1. Wolf Blass, Barossa Valley
Stop 2. Penfolds, Barossa Valley
Stop 3. Saltram, Barossa Valley
Stop 4. Turkey Flat, Barossa Valley
Stop 5. Seppetsfield, Barossa Valley
End:Port Augusta, SA, Australia
Road Miles:285 miles
Linear:187 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1108
Miles Driven:179177
Linear Dist: 213396
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
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Hotels: 362
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 121
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3909
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Journal Entry:
Spent the morning and early afternoon at the wineries (finally). Visited five vinyards and tasted 32 different wines. The wines were all pretty good, but there were no great surprises - though I still managed to spend 80 dollars Australian. I bought two bottles of port (one of which was very nice) and a Cabernet - Shiraz blend. Had lunch back in Tananda, hit a final winery, then got on the road.

Wineries:

  1. Wolf Blass (Cabernet - Shiraz)
  2. Penfolds (Tawny Port)
  3. Saltram
  4. Turkey Flat
  5. Seppeltsfield (very nice Tawny Port)

Drove about 300 kilometers, mostly through green (andvery flat) farmland. Pulled into Port Augusta about an hour after sunset and found a hotel. Had dinner in the pub and called it a night. Unfortunately I could just barely hear the music (I assumed from the pub). I decided to read until the music was over - but gave up and tried to sleep after two. (It turned out that the music wasn't from the pub - it was piped all over the city 24 hours a day!).


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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