Monday, January 03, 2005

Barossa Backfill
Well we had a great time in the Barossa. Did you? Judging by the empty space around here I’d say probably not. All due to a series of unfortunate events, I’m afraid. The cottages we rented in Tanunda lacked phone lines so no internet access there. Then the Big Pond Prepaid Internet software I tried to install in Adelaide did not have the intelligence to recognize that I was trying to install from a hotel room and needed to dial “0” for an outside line. That wasted additional time getting internet access. When we did get up and running Miranda spent large amounts of time looking at real estate in the Barossa Valley. Then we went house hunting, then we made offers, then we signed contracts, then we went to Sydney and started to chase down money to pay for it all.

Thus the eBlogs have suffered. But fear not! Over the next few weeks I will be backfilling this space with notes on a great trip, great wines and some very gracious and accommodating grapegrowers and winemakers.

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