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Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... to the On The Track Lodge. I was very happy at this point 'cause I was getting tired. Before I could get too excited I reached another river. And this one was quite wide in my opinion. At least six meters across. Again: took off the boots, but didn't bother with the sandals. Stubborn, pigheaded, lazy .... !
But oh joy! Just a few minutes on I reached the lodge and instantly I was as giddy as a school girl. It was: just. so. stunningly. beautiful! It was ...
... small, rather shabby sign that was in a vineyard that obviously grows and sells their grapes to Oyster Bay. So DM, this one's for you...I had a small toast to you with my camera!!
We then stopped by Highfield winery, a very classy joint with its panoramic 360 degree vistas of vineyards, vineyards, vineyards...it has a spectacular bubbly, Elstree, and their Pinot noir was fantastic! Despite being a $48 price tag, D just ...
... which are hand picked. I hitchhiked a ride with one of the truck drivers and landed in the middle of a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. The vineyard supervisor very kindly allowed me to jump on to a harvester to get a closer look at the action.
The harvesters only have room for one in the cab so I had no choice but to stand on the ladder and cling on! So much fun. The harvesters are huge and complicated vehicles to manoeuvre. A lot of the vineyards are on ...
... she is saying but I can tell she is not impressed by my efforts to get her up and running. Eventually I press the right buttons and I do at least succeed in getting her to show total disdain for my efforts in English. A few more random button pushes and somehow I manage to input the route to the Omaka Aviation Centre.
Kathleen asks me to take a few clothes over the road to a Charity box. Not for any philanthropic reason. This is the only way she is going ...
... drinking one of those in the camper and saving the other two for Singapore when we get to have a belated Christmas Lunch with some of our family in February. Lunch was at a winery called Allan Scott and was really good. Then two more wineries and a chocolate making factory before heading home. We loved one of the chocolates we tasted but were shocked at the price for a box - 13 quid! Unsurprisingly we were both too full to have dinner ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility