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Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... Looking harmless and cute in their surroundings, we all jumped out of our skins when an aggressive male took to chasing us off the beach with teeth barbed and a loud growl when George attempted a close up photo. After Kaikouro we set off on the long drive to Picton. Finding accommodation close to the quay we then sought food from an Irish bar, run by a Californian and ate freshly baked pizza whilst drinking Guinness and listening to live music. Rounded off the day ...
... When we came back in February though, we moved into the house across the road, where they had been living since they came at the beginning of the season, and we slowly got to know them well. We grew close, as some of them would just randomly pop into our room, sit on the beds, talk (more or less - English is not always good), take some of our food, speak to us in Tongan, invite us over to their part of the house, drink and go out with us on the ...
... full of kiwiana lollies (sweets and chocolate) and the ingredients necessary to make kiwi dip. Reduced cream, onion soup mix and a lemon. Very addictive! I was also treated to an amazing leaving dinner of bluff oysters, including the oddly addictive oyster shooters, a Sainsbury's grad rite of passage.
On my last day Jo, Sonja and I headed down to the chillers to take pH measurements of the carcasses from the Headwaters Trial and afterwards Jo and ...
... be so many other vehicles stopped that we couldn’t fit in.
We stopped at a small sea port called Havelock where we happened upon 1 of the Orange Tractors. (Ten orange tractors have been shipped across the Tasman to take part in a classic Aussie adventure around the South Island to raise money for children with cancer in New Zealand).We heard about them a couple of days ago but were out of ...
... I arrived at the end of nowhere (the road just stops!) the lodge with various sized rooms, great views and lovely host was most welcome. I immediately got homemade cookies and real coffee... I set up my tent right next to the sea, had dinner, met the other guests, and did some writing. After a long day I decided to get an early night and with darkness coming around 9ish I tucked myself in and thought how lucky am I! Actually I was not ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility