Ardara Lodge Bed & Breakfast
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Today started well!
Breakfast was included in the price of our lodging, and as we entered the breakfast-room, several people and the
landlady were already there. We shared tables with an English couple and a
Danish family. The Vikings were not overly talkative, except for their daughter
of some 20 years of age, but the …
Yesterday we booked the ferry from Picton to Wellington: it's almost fully booked. Apparently many holidaymakers are still around in February. Now we have to organize the rest of the trip, how to get to Picton? Bus, train, car hire? We tried several car rental companies but nothing available. Fortunately we found a brochure from a cheap company …
... to fling it around fast and the tissue itself is just one ply - cheapos or what? They also don't provide soap - ew. Anyway we got everything we needed for the boat - including our towels and went back. I'm pleased to say we do have a bottom bunk each tonight and we are sharing a room with dun dun dunnnnn - Louise. Louise was also coming on the tour with us. We got suited and booted, got on another bus round to Sandy Bay where we boarded a ...
... yet but still pretty) we bought some souvenirs and walked around.
Buy this time we were starving and ready for lunch we popped into an Irish pub for a Guinness and then went to a restaurant at the very point of the beach which was lovely. Jake and I shared a seafood basket which was amazing, with fresh as calamari, fish, smoked salmon, cold mussels and HUGE cooked mussels in a yum chilli type sauce.
We spent the rest of the arve resting in our ...
... us to the port on the south side of the peninsula just 10 minutes away. As we were getting off the bus we could see a cameraman with a 'proper' looking camera. It turned out that he was filming for a promotional video so there's every chance we'll be movie stars. Once on the catamaran we were given yet another safety briefing. The first two minutes of which we couldn't understand as it was given in Maori. The Whale Watch Kaikoura tours are run by Maori ...