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Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... whale to ascend. This oil was once thought to be semen, hence the name. The oil was highly sought after; famous for use in Rolls Royce engines and early Apollo missions. The slaughter of sperm whales is now prohibited, mankind having almost hunted it to extinction. So in awe of the wildlife and landscape in this beautiful country. What this trip has highlighted is the extreme diversity of nature and the wondrous way in which species have evolved and adapted to ...
... informed me that the wine was excellent. Excellent enough for us to stretch the budget and buy a bottle for the evening. Blenheim itself was really not that much to write home about. It was actually quite bleak, a complete contrast to the marvellous vineyards on its doorstep. With little to entertain us in town we settled down in our campsite with our bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, which was rather good ...
My last week in Invercargill was spent finishing off some trial work. On Monday we began the truly disgusting task of skinning and weighing the tails from the lambs during the tailing trial. The team found it especially hilarious how grossed out I was by the lambs' tails so very kindly ensured I could take part in this part of the trial! It will be very interesting to see if the data from this year's trial follows the same pattern as last year. The end of the ...
... followed Mozart's Divertimento for string quartet in B-flat major, K. 137 (a Salzburg symphony) which I had not previously heard and which was OK, but probably a Friday afternoon job. The final piece was an excellent guitar and cello by Boccherini, the cellist exhibiting some very deft staccato bowing. A good evening, well worth the effort and nice to hear some live classical music.
... Linkwater didn't have all I wanted, I was off to Havelock, another 20 mins of crazy, winding roads later. Back again to Linkwater to take the turn off to Kenepuru Road. Now it did not look far on the map to where I was going (Hopewell) and I was right, it was about 50 mile - but when the roads resemble an alpine ski course for cars with the added ingredient of a small road and other cars coming the other way with boats it makes ...
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