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... of NZ. Basically if you have ever enjoyed a Sauvignon Blanc from this fine country, it will have been from this region! Sadly the weather again was not playing ball, although we are happy to report that the rain had subsided by the time we ditched the car at our motel in Renwick, and began the walking part of the wine trail!
Before that however, we fitted in two of the more outer lying of the vineyards while we (Dan) were still within the legal limit to drive ...
... restaurants. There is even a brewery and the headquarters of "Steampunk" which brings together the eccentricities of the past and science fiction based on steam? That's what I make of it, if you want to know more, Google it. The shopkeepers seem to have a common thread of being alternates, bohemians, extremely artistic and even antiquarians. Some of the rare book shops had a wealth of books ...
... There were some adult penguins in the same vicinity noisily stretching their wings, throwing back their heads occasionally. Across the isthmus was a huge group of good sized shags and perhaps an albatross. Unfortunately, we were running out of time to explore this magical place as the gates to the area are locked at night. We returned to the village along the shingle track and found our campsite. We were getting on with dinner when, John, an ...
... info and called the rental car company. Now we need to stop in Queenstown at their office to have the car checked. I hope NZ has the same rule that you are not at fault if you are hit in the back.. And besides.. That is the reason for insurance...
We stayed at the Oamaru motor Lodge . If I already go to all this trouble I booked us the premium tour at the Penguin Colony which included a small group private tour and a Prius seating to the evening viewing. We heard ...
... penguins that can be seen as they come to shore in the evening/night. We didn't see the blue penguins as we needed to pay to sit on a crowded platform without being able to take pictures. We did go to see the yellow-eyed penguins though. They come to shore one by one as the light goes down and walk up the beach for a rest. We could only see them from the top of a cliff so the quality of the pictures is very poor. The first penguin we saw, ...
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