Pages

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Pick-Your-Own Blueberries@Clyde River Berry Farm 採蓝莓记



每年的十二月初至一月尾是莓果丰收的季节。上网查到一个莓果园现在正有得採覆盆子和蓝莓,所以乘著老公还在放假,就去了一趟。这一趟也为我们刷了驾车的新纪录。

The berries harvest season starts from early December to end of January.  Since my hubby had been taking time off since Christmas Day, we decided to go to visit a berry farm in South Coast.

This map was provided on the farm's website

话说从南悉尼到莓果园的旅程需要三个小时半。我们早上九点出发,途中塞车塞了一小段时间,加上一路上有驾驶速度的限制和休息用餐,到达目的地已是三点钟。

We left home at 9am. The map says the journey takes about 3.5hours to get there but due to slow traffic (lots of speed cameras along the way) and a break in between, we arrived the Clyde River Berry Farm at 3pm!

离开Princes Highway大路,还要开最少12公里的沙石路,才到达莓果园。一路上沙滚滚

After leaving the main road, ie Princes Highway, there is still at least 12km of bumpy dusty rocky journey to go.  Look at our car & now look at other visitors’ cars, all covered in dust! We all laughed our hearts out when we saw this!

 
开始结果的蓝莓是青色的,然後变成红色,再慢慢的转变成深蓝色。
The young blueberries are green colour, then slowly change to red colour, finally to dark blue colour.


覆盆子早早已被採完了,只剩下蓝莓有得採。
All raspberries were picked by visitors so we could only picked blueberries.

**************************************************************************************


果园里也种了一棵葡萄树。第一次亲看到这麽大束的葡萄挂在葡萄树上
First time of seeing so many bunches of grapes hanging on the vine.  So pretty!







********************************************************************************


蓝莓每公斤卖澳币$16,如果以普通的包装来计算,也就是每125克卖澳币$2,便宜便宜。
By average, each punnet(125g) is selling for aud$2.





四点半离开,扣除吃晚餐的时间,回到家已是晚上十点。就这样结束了十三个小时的外游。
We left the farm at 4.30pm and reached home at 10.00pm after taking a dinner break.

**************************************************************************************
Clyde River Berry Farm Address:
2000A River Road, Mogood

G.P.S Co-ordinates:
-35.505225, 150.213361

Website:

Opening Hours:
10am to 5.00pm (The brochure said 6.00pm but the sign at the farm said 5pm)

进场免收费
No Entry Fee.

Contact Number:
02-4478 1057

Brochure:
Ask for brochure at Ulladulla or Batemans Bay Tourist Information offices

建议早早出发或考虑在附近的小镇过一夜。选择的小镇最出名的有Batemans Bay或Ulladulla,Milton,Mollymook或Berry。

也建议最好开four wheel drive或旧车去。

Small Tips:
Depart very early or consider of staying overnight at nearby towns like Batemans Bay, Ulladulla, Milton, Mollymook or Berry.

Drive a four wheel drive or an old car.