Old Saint Mary's Convent
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... first but after the first hour the scenery changed and the trip became rather spectacular. Lots of mountains, vineyards and lovely autumn colours as well. We don't get that up in Cairns and it was great to look at it all. All of a sudden the ocean met the mountains and the drive became even more enjoyable. Lots of rugged ocean frontage, lovely blue ocean and the mountains on the other side. A very enjoyable drive.
... this _______, it is right nice." Once again, the Kiwi hospitality did us well.
Lunch evolved into the afternoon and we found ourselves wandering the vineyard once again in absolute awe of our beautiful New Zealand surroundings. An afternoon filled with fresh, locally sourced food, wine, and a long walk around their vineyard and gardens? Yup, I think we found heaven on earth. ...
... of the glacier, but the rain grew heavier, which lifted the glaciers hypnotic spell. To seek further splendour would be dangerous and the hour had grown late. We turned back and left our last major destination on The South Island. We had entered the black lands and made it out safely, we had survived a rats tail apocalypse and we had battled the mighty hiking stick wielders and made it to the top of the mountain. North Island awaited, it was time to make for Hobbiton. . .
... a lovely site near Picton, in Waikawa. I cooked steak for our supper, and red wine, and then golden kiwis, sweeter and tastier than the usual green ones. After supper we walked down to the harbour/ marina. I thought I saw a fish swimming around the moored yachts, turned out to be a black manta ray, about 1 metre across, wow. We are tired after all the travelling in North island squashed in to 5 days, and plan to take a more relaxed view of South ...
As if to confirm that my necklace is indeed the source of good luck, things changed once I had taken it off for the night!
The wind pounded and rocked the camper like we had never experienced before. Besides waking us up during the night it was also causing concern that if it blew over we may be too close to the river! So I get up to move the camper, to face it into the wind and away from the river bank slightly. Facing the ...