Antria Boutique Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... out on the Deck as a card game forfeit. Jumped in the sea, then had a quick fry up breakfast and packed up to get the water taxi back over to Picton at 11am. Had an ice cream in Picton then drove for lunch at Hunter's Winery in Blenheim. Lovely platter of cheese and meat and a little wine selection which didn't go down too well.. Carried on driving home and stopped off in Kaikoura to take photos of seals and to get another ice cream. Arrived home at around 7:30pm exhausted and ready for bed!
... on return. Hearing it was going to be minus 8 that evening we decided to continue our drive north to escape the cold. As the championship playoffs were looming with Norwich in for a chance of promotion Liam was optimistically praying he could find somewhere to watch the match at a good quality. New Zealand being big rugby fans don't seem to play any 'soccer' so his only hope was a computer with decent internet. Miraculously we stumbled along a caravan park that agreed to ...
... my 20 degree sleeping bag over my comforter on my bed and I was sooo cozy and warm. Kinda sad that it took all that, but I was happy nonetheless. SORRY I'M NOT SORRY! Fortunately the next night it was a little warmer, so I got rid of the socks and wool bottoms, but I kept the top and my sleeping bag on and I was a happy camper. Today it got up to 85 during the day so it's not nearly as chilly tonight, so we'll see what my sleep system looks like.
... Kaikoura we made a 15 min stop at the Opau Seal Colony and walked up to the small pool and waterfall where, apparently, during the season acts as a seal pup nursery.
Onward, past the salt works at Grassmere to the lovely fishing village of Picton for our overnight stay. Picton is also where the ferry leaves for Wellington but the small port doesn't ruin the place. The hotel ...
... and syrah are spectacular. After the doctor's visit, we filled Jenni's script and headed to Spy Valley, which has a nice sauvignon blanc (2014), pinot gris (2014) and merlot/malbec blend (2014). From there, we headed to Serensin, which has a great overall lineup, aside from their riesling which they age in oak for some unknown reason. The next stop (and, in case anybody is feeling concerned about our driving to several wineries, we were just ...