The rain of the working week left the weekend skies a clear blue. There was soft sun everywhere the eye could see and we could actually feel its warmth on our skin.
|There was a steady crowd trundling to and from Star City's carpark to the market.|
Our first stop was for breakfast. Mr SSG got himself a spot in the growing line for egg and bacon rolls whilst I went in search of coffee. There was already quite a crowd at 9am and all the stalls offering either form of sustenence were doing a brisk trade.
I got our coffees from the stall run by Toby's Estate.
This market has such a lovely atmosphere. The stall holders are all so friendly and full of good humour and there's a lively mix of people and dogs milling around the stalls. You might remember the first time I visited this market was back in April for my Paddock to Plate adventure. I vowed to return with Mr SSG so that we could stroll around at leisure and snack along the way. I also had to come back for new supplies of Rowan Farm jam and Fleur de Lys banana bread.
We got our egg and bacon rolls from the stall overlooking the bay. There's a queue to pay for your order where you are issued with paper bags with your order written on the front.
|The grill in action. The jars at the front of the photo are full of the house relish.|
Armed with our personalized cups of coffee and the rolls, Mr SSG and I sat in the park and let the world happen around us as we had our breakfast.
|The meat loving carnivore option featuring a sausage in addition to egg and bacon.|
|The deluxe featuring a generous dollop of relish.|
Fed and watered, we took a little walk around the stalls.
I bought a loaf of sourdough bread from Sonoma. I'm going to be using the day old leftovers tomorrow for one of Donna Hay's recipes.
There were also pulled pork rolls! I had no room.
Lots of baked goods. I'll show you what we bought later. The decision was so difficult, you can probably understand from my photos. But we definitely made great choices.
The produce and flowers were so fresh and bursting with health.
Worlds away from their fatigued city supermarket cousins.
Our second course was a berry cheesecake and a cherry danish. It is so important to restore your energy levels after early morning runs. Critical in fact. I'm sure there's a personal trainer or exercise physiologist out there who will have the evidence to support the use of cheesecake and danishes as post training body fuel. I just have to find them.
I stopped off for a bag of Fuji apples.
And found these spuds getting some sun by the water.
Then Mr SSG and I made our way home with full stomachs and a heaving back pack.
Even the traffic was kind to us today. Such is the power of clear skies and sunshine on a Saturday morning.