This week I was lucky enough to stay a night at Braemar Lodge just out of Hamner. With warm temperatures, great company and a facial to die for - the Mountains looked after me again.
And the road trip was superb - passing icons like this tea-room that was serving amazing coffee and fresh West Coast whitebait sandwiches for $9.
And of course, no trip north is complete without stopping off to see Al and Digby hard at work at Black Estate. The shoots and vines are growing like weeds! The greens of the surrounding farms and vineyards, so vibrant.